Amyloid Clumps, a Key Feature of Alzheimer’s Disease, Found in Young Adult Brains

Amyloid Clumps, a Key Feature of Alzheimer’s Disease, Found in Young Adult Brains
Researchers at Northwestern University have recently reported in the journal Brain that the amyloid plaques characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease can be found in young adult brains. The study is entitled “Neuronal amyloid-β accumulation within cholinergic basal forebrain in aging and Alzheimer’s disease.” Alzheimer’s disease is an age-related, neurodegenerative disorder characterized by cognitive and behavioral problems. Individuals with

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