Tracking proteins gives insight into treatments of brain diseases

A new technique is able to rapidly identify and track the location of diseased proteins in cells, providing insights into brain diseases such as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s.

Many neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by clusters of proteins in brain cells. The technique, developed by researchers from the University of Melbourne in collaboration with Monash University, tracks the protein clusters in different stages of disease.

The new technique provides a starting point for the development of drugs which stop the protein clustering process in brain diseases.

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