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Amyloid-β ‘seeds’ in old vials of growth hormone

Recent study suggests that some samples of human growth hormone used as therapy until the mid-1980s contain amyloid-β peptide and [...]
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Surgical instruments may spread amyloid protein linked to neurological disease

Could Aβ aggregates clinging to surgical equipment seed pathology in patients’ brains? Possibly, according to Sebastian Brandner and colleagues at [...]
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Protective amyloid precursor protein (APP) mutation lowers Aβ in blood

More support for amyloid hypothesis Five years ago, Icelandic scientists found a mutation in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) that [...]
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Anti-platelet therapy might treat vascular dementia

Mice study shows heart medication helps reduce build-up of plaque in brain’s blood vessels Study led by German Professor Margitta [...]
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Tau is better marker of progression to Alzheimer’s disease than amyloid beta

Scientists using a new PET imaging agent found that measures of tau protein in the brain more closely track cognitive [...]
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Scientists discover and manipulate early step in amyloid production

Scientists have identified an early step in the production of beta-amyloid and shown how manipulating it can decrease the development [...]
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New evidence for Aβ spread between people

Scientists found new evidence that misfolded Aβ from one brain can seed the prion-like spread of β-amyloid in another. The [...]
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