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Fruit flies and test tubes open new window on Alzheimer’s disease
A team of scientists from Cambridge and Sweden have discovered a molecule that can prevent a toxic protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease from building up in the brain. They found that in test tube studies the molecule not only prevents the protein from forming clumps but can also reverse this process. Then, using fruit flies with Alzheimer’s disease, they showed that the same molecule effectively “cures” the insects of the disease.
Press release by the University of Cambridge press team.
Posted on 16/03/2010
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