The hallmark characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease are buildups of amyloid and tau proteins, which damage neurons over time. But researchers have suspected that Alzheimer’s causes other, smaller changes to the brain, including some generated by the organ itself as it tries to fight the disease. These changes show up as different proteins, or the presence of new proteins altogether, but they’ve been incredibly hard to measure. (February 7, 2019)
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Brain Awareness Week: Strategies for Each Life Stage
Happy Brain Awareness Week! If you could peek inside your brain at every birthday, you would see that it is constantly changing. Brain cells develop and disappear, the connections between them strengthen and weaken over time, even the size of the brain can change as the years go by. But keeping the brain in peak condition is something we tend to think about only at the beginning of life, the end of life, and when something goes wrong.
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