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Method lights up beta amyloid for Alzheimer's research

from MedGadget

July, 20, 2011: Rice University researchers have developed a method of illuminating amyloid-b peptides, which are related to the onset of Alzheimer's, by using metallic complexes of dipyridophenazine ruthenium. These complexes naturally stick to beta amyloid proteins called fibrils and the combination becomes highly photoluminescent. The technique should allow for better pathophysiologic studies and tracking of effectiveness of anti-Alzheimer's drugs in laboratory experiments. more


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