Research Leader Says Discovery Offers Hope Early Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Cured
Team uncovers new explanation for the spread of key protein, Tau, within the brain
March 1, 2010 – A researcher who has spent over 20 years studying Alzheimer’s on the cellular level thinks his team has made a discovery that he thinks offers hope that patients in early stages of the disease might someday be cured. The work by his team is published in the February issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
The researchers from the UMass Lowell Center for Cellular Neuroscience and Neurodegeneration Research have found a new mechanism by which a key protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease can spread within the human brain.
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