Bad Boys of Alzheimer’s Not So Bad?

April 5, 2013

Amyloid proteins, tangled proteins found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, are often called the “bad boys” of brain health.  They are accused of messing up the communications among brain cells, leading to lower cognitive function.

Recent studies suggest that these proteins sometimes can be beneficial to brain functions.  In one case, their presence has been linked to the reversal of multiple sclerosis-like diseases.  What this shows us is that we do not fully understand Alzheimer’s.  More research is needed.

Go to full story at Science Daily here.

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