An aging population means that neurodegeneration, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the major health problems in the developed world. One of the causes of neurodegeneration is a modification to the protein ‘tau’, which helps to maintain the stability of neurones in the brain, causing them to form aggregates termed ‘tangles’. These diseases, or ‘tauopathies’ are believed to be caused by a form of the protein tau which has been excessively modified with phosphate. Read More...
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