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Interfering in a Later Stage Mechanism of Tauopathy Can Restore Some Lost Cognitive and Memory Function

In the research linked below, scientists describe a potentially beneficial point of interference in a tau-related mechanism of neurodegeneration: targeted sabotage of this mechanism can restore lost cognitive function and otherwise turn back some of the effects of a tauopathy, at least in the engineered mouse lineages used. Tauopathies are neurodegenerative conditions characterized by an accumulation of altered forms of tau protein, forming solid fibrils and tangles in brain tissue.
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