PET points to tau protein as leading culprit in Alzheimer’s

Posted by on June 14, 2016 12:34 pm
Categories: health

Alzheimer’s is a devastating and incurable disease marked by beta-amyloid and tau protein aggregations in the brain, yet the direct relationship between these proteins and neurodegeneration has remained a mystery. New molecular imaging research is revealing how tau, rather than amyloid-deposition, may be more directly instigating neuronal dysfunction.

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