Researchers may have discovered the'ground zero' of Alzheimer's disease, paving the way to treatment that could halt condition in its tracks. A team of scientists at the University of North Carolina's Medical School conducted a series of experiments to look at different factors driving the disease in order to try and pinpoint a way to stop it in its tracks. Alzheimer's disease causes abnormal deposits of amyloid beta protein and tau protein in the brain, as well as swarms of activated immune cells. The team of researchers used different experiments to look at how the proteins and activated immune cells attack the brain and cause Alzheimer's-related symptoms. The drug, called tubastatin A, is currently undergoing late stage clinical trials at a number of hospitals around the United States.
Sep-1-2017, 08:25:59 GMT