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UIC Chemists Characterize Alzheimer's Neurotoxin Structure


December 3, 2007

chemistry graphic A team of University of Illinois at Chicago chemists has characterized the molecular structure of the intermediate stage of plaque-forming amyloid fibrils, believed to cause Alzheimer's disease. The finding may lead to new drug targets for this and other amyloid diseases, such as Parkinson's and Creutzfeldt-Jakob. Full Story

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