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Study suggests tau protein as primary cause of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's

SNMMI SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Cognitive decline and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease appear to be caused primarily by the accumulation of dysfunctional tau proteins, a new study in the journal Brain suggests, rather than amyloid. Mayo Clinic researchers measured amyloid and tau at various stages of disease progression, which allowed them to conclude that it was the level of tau that predicted the start of cognitive decline, the length of disease and cognitive function. "Our findings highlight the need to focus on tau for therapeutics, but it also still indicates that the current method of amyloid brain scanning offers valid insights into tracking Alzheimer's," said lead author Melissa Murray. MedicalXpress.com (03/24)


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