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New technique reveals that tau predicts Alzheimer’s disease progression.

In Alzheimer’s, a build-up of plaque and dysfunctional proteins in the brain are known to be hallmarks of the disease. While the majority of Alzheimer’s research has focused on accumulation of the protein amyloid beta, researchers have begun to pay closer attention to another protein, tau.  Tau has long associated with the disease, however, it hasn’t been studied as thoroughly

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