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Scientists discover amyloid accumulation in young human brains

from News Medical

Amyloid — an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease — starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than scientists ever imagined, reports a surprising new Northwestern Medicine study. Scientists believe this is the first time amyloid accumulation has been shown in such young human brains. It's long been known that amyloid accumulates and forms clumps of plaque outside neurons in aging adults and in Alzheimer's. more

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