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Alzheimer's-Linked Brain Plaques May Also Slow Blood Flow

Posted 24 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 – They've long been associated with Alzheimer's disease, and now new research in animals suggests that protein plaques might slow the brain's blood flow, as well. Buildup of the amyloid beta protein clumps could harm the brain in multiple ways, according to a team from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. "We have increasingly become aware that the disruption of blood ...

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