Stressed, toxic, zombie cells seen for 1st time in Alzheimer's

Tau protein accumulation is common across 20 human brain diseases. Researchers have found stressed, senescent cells in Alzheimer’s disease, and established a link between tau tangles and this cell stress. The scientists used a senolytic therapy to clear the senescent cells and tau tangles in Alzheimer’s mice, which improved both brain function and structure.
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Advancing the search for antibodies to treat Alzheimer's disease

Two new studies illustrate that not all forms of amyloid-beta protein — the protein thought to initiate Alzheimer’s disease — play an equally menacing role in the progress of the disease. Using a new way of preparing and extracting the protein as well as a new technique to search for promising drug candidates, researchers have highlighted the importance of testing and targeting different forms of amyloid-beta.
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