DE­MEN­TIA DIS­COV­ERY

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An ad­vance has been made in the fight against Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Aca­demics at the Univer­sity of Cam­bridge and at Lund Univer­sity in Swe­den have de­vised the first strat­egy to tar­get the pathogens (small clumps of pro­teins known as oligomers) that have been iden­ti­fied as the cause of the dis­ease, lead­ing to hope that new drugs could be de­vel­oped to treat it.

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