8/25/2008

Researchers found that a specific group of compounds interact with the brain's tau protein, which has been linked to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia disorders, by either binding to the protein filaments, inhibiting filament growth or causing tau proteins to form filaments. The researchers hope to study these three interactions to gain a better understanding of the neurodegenerative disease process and to develop ways for the early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

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