Molecule Throws Roadblock in Alzheimer’s Path

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An article by New Atlas describing Dr. Miller’s STM work states, “When it comes to the drama of Alzheimer’s disease, the compound in the starring role as the villain is tau. It’s a protein that normally helps our neurons function properly, but one that can clump together into plaques that damage brain cells. Now researchers have figured out a way to lower tau levels by throwing a molecular bomb in the works that lead to its creation.”