New technique reveals potential amyloid beta structure

Written by Alice Weatherston

A joint team of researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR; Mumbai, India), the Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru, India) and the University of Toronto (ON, Canada) may have uncovered the molecular structure of the elusive toxic form of amyloid beta. If correct, the findings could aid in the design of effective drugs for targeting the amyloid beta pathway to Alzheimer’s. “Everybody wants to make the key to solve Alzheimer’s disease, but we don’t know what the lock looks like. We now have a glimpse of something which could be the lock. Maybe it’s still not the real...

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