Excessive Iron in the Brain May Be a Factor in Alzheimer's Disease
A type of iron called magnetite may lead researchers down the path to a more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Magnetite is not usually found in the human brain, but researchers say the metal is present in the brains of people affected by Alzheimer’s.
The scientists say the magnetite is found in the abnormal protein clusters known as amyloid plaques that are symptomatic of this disease.
Understanding why they’re there could lead to more effective treatment.
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