Research Highlights – October 2018

Now, let’s examine the most important technological and scientific breakthroughs emerging from labs around the world.

Beta-amyloid protein attacks and destroys synapses, the connections between nerve cells in the brain.  This results in memory problems, dementia and ultimately death. Overproduction of beta-amyloid is strongly linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease, but many drugs targeting beta-amyloid have failed in clinical trials.

Researchers at King’s College London have discovered a vicious “feedback loop” underlying .....

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