Anti-Tau Clinical Trials for PSP May Shed Light on Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Anti-Tau Clinical Trials for PSP May Shed Light on Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases
Progressive supranuclear palsy is a brain disease that causes difficulty with walking, balance, and eye movements. The nonprofit CurePSP is dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for the disease, but its mission also extends beyond PSP. By initiating clinical trials to study PSP as well as head injury due to concussion, the organization's leaders believe they can open doors to treat other neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's. PSP is characterized by the accumulation of a protein known as tau, which also builds up in an abnormal form in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. It may be responsible for neuronal death that occurs in many neurological diseases, known as tauopathies. CurePSP supports several clinical trials, inc
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