Slowing down Alzheimer’s: Researchers discover potential way

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A way to potentially halt the progression of dementia caused by accumulation of a protein known as tau has been discovered by researchers. Normally, tau protein is involved in microtubule formation, which acts as a brain cell's transportation system for carrying nutrients in and waste out. In the absence of tau protein, brain cells become dysfunctional and eventually die.

Period20 Mar 2014

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  • TitleSlowing down Alzheimer’s: Researchers discover potential way
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScience daily
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date20/3/14
    DescriptionA way to potentially halt the progression of dementia caused by accumulation of a protein known as tau has been discovered by researchers. Normally, tau protein is involved in microtubule formation, which acts as a brain cell's transportation system for carrying nutrients in and waste out. In the absence of tau protein, brain cells become dysfunctional and eventually die.
    PersonsDiana Laura Castillo Carranza