Study of data from previous Alzheimer studies identifies potential new target for research
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology used data from 51 existing studies. A new data analysis performed by Georgia Tech researchers has untangled evidence amassed in years of Alzheimer's studies and has given researchers new targets for studies about the diesease, according to a university article.Though the bad amyloid-beta protein does appear to be an accomplice in the disease, the study has pointed to a more likely offender, another protein-gone-bad called phosphorylated tau (p-tau), according to the article.
What's more, the Georgia Tech data analysis of multiple studies done on mice also turned up signs that multiple biochemical actors work together in Alzheimer's to tear down neurons, the cells that the brain uses to do its work.
The pprincipal investigator, Cassie Mitchell, is an assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University and a BMES member,
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