Probe of Alzheimer’s Follows Paths of Infection


Rudy Tanzi (left) and Robert Moir. (photo credit: Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer)

Could the development of amyloid beta plaques in the brain — a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease — be a response to infection? Mass General researchers Rudy Tanzi and Robert Moir are investigating amyloid beta’s role in the body. Their findings could possibly open new fronts for treating or preventing Alzheimer’s disease by attacking infection before plaques begin to form.

You can read more about their research here.

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