Alzheimer’s stickier culprits

Alzheimer’s disease has destroyed neurons in the right-hand brain above. PIX/Jessica Wilson, Science Photo Library

IN a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver and Binghamton University are the first to map the molecular structure and dynamics of an aggressive protein modification that spurs on Alzheimer’s disease. “Roughly ten percent of Alzheimer’s disease cases are the result of identified mutations,” says Liliya Vugmeyster, associate professor in the department of chemistry, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, at CU Denver.

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