Quartz: One part of the brain appears to be immune to Alzheimer’s

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

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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