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The Challenge of Alzheimer's Disease

The prevalent view is that abnormal protein deposits in the brain called plaques are the cause of Alzheimer's. Recent research has demonstrated that the story is more complex.

Another kind of deposit, known as tangles, evidently plays a role too, and it may be that the interplay of the two contributes to the development of the disease. This discovery opens up the prospect of a new class of drugs to treat this degenerative condition.

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