Tau protein, not plaque, may cause Alzheimer’s, study says

October 31, 2014 10:46 PM

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Tau protein, not plaque, may cause Alzheimer’s, study says

New research has found that plaques are not the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease, but rather the protein tau, also known as “tangles.”

“For a very long time, we believed, for almost 100 years, that [amyloid-beta] plaques are the main culprit in Alzheimer’s disease,” the study's senior investigator, Charbel E-H Moussa, MB, assistant professor of neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center, told FoxNews.com. “This study show...

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