A Hallmark of Alzheimer's Can Show Up In Young People Too

March 3, 2015 4:29 AM

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That's at least according to a study recently published in the journal Brain, which details how accumulation of the protein amyloid may be a strong cue for people at greater risk for developing the neural degradative disease.

It's long been known that amyloid accumulates and forms clumps of plaque outside neurons in aging adults and in Alzheimer's patients, but "discovering that amyloid begins to accumulate so early in life is unprecedented," lead investigator Changiz Geula, a researcher at the Cognitive Neurology and Al...

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