Issue Date: January 25, 2010
People live longer these days, and with increasing age an unwelcome visitor often tags along: a greater tendency to develop degenerative diseases. A new drug discovery strategy—minimizing amyloid deposition—is now being pursued to help fight these debilitating conditions.
In degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, insoluble amyloid deposits form from proteins gone awry in the brain or other organs. The misbehaving proteins misfold and aggregate to form fibrous amyloid deposits.
Some drugs are available to manage symptoms . . .
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