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Protein Blobs Linked to Alzheimer’s Affect Aging in All Cells | Quanta Magazine

Protein Blobs Linked to Alzheimer’s Affect Aging in All Cells | Quanta Magazine

The Stanford team conducted an extensive analysis of the proteins in killifish at various stages of youth and maturity. In the aging killifish, they discovered protein aggregates in all the tissues that they looked at: not only the brain but also the heart, gut, liver, muscle, skin and testis. More than half of the aggregating …

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Neural 'Poisonous Flowers' Could Be The Source of Alzheimer's Plaque, Says Study

Neural ‘Poisonous Flowers’ Could Be The Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque, Says Study

Alzheimer’s disease has long thwarted our best efforts to pinpoint its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that ‘poisonous flowers’ bulging with cellular debris could be the root source of one hallmark of the wretched disease and a beautifully sinister sign of a failing waste disposal system inside damaged brain cells.   …

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“Reverse Engineering” Brain Tissue Reveals Sugar-Studded Protein Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

A special sugar molecule has been discovered by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers that could play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In a bit of “reverse engineering” research using brain tissues from five people who died with Alzheimer’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have discovered that a special sugar molecule …

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