New Antibody Test to Detect Proteins Implicated in Neurodegenerative Conditions

Brains of people with Alzheimer''s and many other neurodegenerative diseases, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy have damaging tangles of the protein tau. These tau-based diseases have shown to cause to memory loss, confusion and sometimes aggressive behavior. Tau is a normal brain protein that plays an important role in maintaining the structure of the neurons. But when the form tangles, it becomes destructive in nature and kills the nearby neurons.

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