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Taking an Alternative Path in Fighting the Disease
New York Times

Ideas about how to treat Alzheimer’s fall into two main categories. The main one pins its hopes on blocking amyloid beta peptides that form areas of plaque on the brain. But there is also another protein, tau, that is part of the disease. Tau is damaged when patients have Alzheimer’s, chemically modified so it wrecks structures inside cells that are used to transport chemicals.