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The plaque is not the main culprit in terms of toxicity,” said Dr. Scott McGinnis of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, who treats Alzheimer’s patients and runs clinical trials testing new Alzheimer’s drugs.

Amyloid fibrils

Finding suggests new aim for Alzheimer’s drugs.

An altered version of the cancer drug Gleevec could form the basis of a new class of drugs that block the development of brain-damaging plaques in Alzheimer’s disease, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.They said they hoped drugmakers could tinker with the formula for Gleevec, a pill that has transformed the treatment of one type of leukemia, to make it work safely in the brain.

Scientists Identify Protein That Spurs Formation of Alzheimer’s Plaques

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