Category Archives: beta-amyloid plaque

Human amyloid-beta shown to act as a powerful antibiotic in the brains of animal models.


Neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease is thought to be caused by the abnormal behavior of amyloid-beta molecules, which are known to gather into tough fibril-like structures called amyloid plaques within patients’ brains.  This widely held view has guided therapeutic strategies and drug development for more than 30 years.  Now, a study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) provides additional evidence

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