Abnormal deposits of the protein amyloid beta in the brain have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The above illustration reveals a potential way discovered by UTSW researchers to stop this process, leveraging the protective nature of the protein transthyretin (TTR) to identify a segment of this protein, TTR-S, that halts plaque formation and facilitates its degradation in a test tube. Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Protein that can be toxic in the heart and nerves may help prevent Alzheimer's

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