Understanding how protein tau moves between neurons yields insight into treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. Found abundantly in our brain cells, tau is normally a team player—it maintains structure and stability within neurons, and it helps with transport of nutrients from one part of the cell to another. […]

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