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(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - MedPage Today Action Points

o Explain to interested patients that one of the characteristics of Alzheimer's disease is the formation of protein tangles in the brain, which are thought to impair the function of axons.

o Point out that this study with mice suggests that forcing a chaperone protein in the brain into a search-and-destroy mode may be a way to reduce the accumulation of the tangles.

o Explain this research is in a very early stage.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 16 -- A way to reduce the dangerous accumulation of tau protein tangles in the brain that is characteristic of Alzheimer's disease has been reported by researchers studying mice here.

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http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/alzheimer-dementia/article/10168/53531

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