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Alzheimer's Research Target May Be a Dead End

A recent HealthDay News article, reported by  E.J. Mundell, addresses what seemed to be a promising approach to getting a handle on Alzheimer's disease. The news is disappointing, but having even a disappointing answer is better than nothing. It means that resources can be used for other research.

The HealthDay News article begins:

"A once-promising pathway for research into preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease may have been derailed by a surprise chemical finding, researchers report. Scientists in laboratories around the world have been investigating drug candidates called amyloid inhibitors, which many experts believed could keep proteins such as amyloid-beta from sticking together in brain tissue."

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