Team led by Portuguese discovers how to delay one of the causes of Alzheimer's

A new breakthrough in fighting disease that affects millions of people around the world.

An international team led by the researcher Cláudio Gomes of BioISI - Institute of Biosystems and Integrative Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, has discovered a new biochemical mechanism in nerve cells that slows the formation of deposits of protein aggregates in the brain, causing the Alzheimer's disease.

The discovery, published June 29th in the scientific journal Science Advances, reveals an inflammatory protein abundant in the brain and produced in response to damage to nerve cells, may have a new function and constitute the first line of defense in the suppression of the formation of amyloid aggregates.

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