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This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia

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Dr. Kenneth Kosik, the Harriman Professor of Neuroscience at the University of California (UC), Santa Barbara recently led a team of experts who were focusing on using a known drug to treat the toxic buildup of a protein called "tau" in the brain.

Usually, tau proteins play a role in stabilizing microtubules. These are elements of axons, the "stems" that link neurons (brain cells) together and allow them to communicate.

One might "think of [tau proteins] as the ties on railroad tracks holding the microtubule tracks together," Dr. Kosik explains.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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