Accused of Complicity in Alzheimer's, Amyloid Proteins May be Getting a Bad Rap, Stanford University School of Medicine Study  
4/4/2013 7:29:36 AM

Amyloids -- clumps of misfolded proteins found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders -- are the quintessential bad boys of neurobiology. They're thought to muck up the seamless workings of the neurons responsible for memory and movement, and researchers around the world have devoted themselves to devising ways of blocking their production or accumulation in humans.