Cause of Alzheimer’s disease could be a cure

A protein in the brain which is indirectly responsible for causing Alzheimer’s disease could also lead to a cure for the disease.

Known as the amyloid precursor protein (APP), it has previously been considered as mostly bad as it causes a protein called Abeta, which is the direct trigger of the disease.

Researchers found that by dissecting the protein and extracting its harmful properties, the “good” properties could be used to encourage the brain to replace damaged neurons.

Read more at University of Tasmania