Bursts of Brain Activity May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease, Tel Aviv University Study

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Evidence indicates that the accumulation of amyloid-beta proteins, which form the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, is critical for the development of Alzheimer's disease, which impacts 5.4 million Americans. And not just the quantity, but also the quality of amyloid-beta peptides is crucial for Alzheimer's initiation. The disease is triggered by an imbalance in two different amyloid species -- in Alzheimer's patients, there is a reduction in a relative level of healthy amyloid-beta 40 compared to 42.

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