Category Archives: cholinergic neuron

Alzheimer amyloid accumulation found in young adult brains for the first time.

Amyloid, an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than scientists ever imagined, reports a surprising new Northwestern Medicine study.  Scientists believe this is the first time amyloid accumulation has been shown in such young human brains. It’s long been

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