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Shining molecules distinguish between proteins in the brain

19:00 EST 20 Dec 2017 | AAAS

(Linköping University) Small shining molecules developed by scientists at Linköping University in Sweden can be designed to distinguish between plaque of different proteins in the brain. They may pave the way for better diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, in which plaque forms from the amyloid beta or tau proteins.

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