Novel Drug Prevents Amyloid Plaques, a Hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease

Tuesday, March 02, 2021
In this artist’s rendering, amyloid plaques are interspersed among neurons. These aggregates of misfolded proteins disrupt and kill brain cells, and are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo credit: National Institute of Aging

In animal models, the new compound modulated a key enzyme, reducing or eliminating production of problematic protein fragments; human clinical trials needed

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