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Texas Scientists Identify ‘Big Bang’ In Development Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Texas researchers have made a major breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, NBC News reports. They have discovered a “Big Bang” of Alzheimer’s disease – the point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic, but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain. Despite billions of dollars spent on clinical trials through the decades, Alzheimer’s remains one of the most devastating and baffling diseases in the world, affecting more than 5 million Americans alone. According to a study from University of Texas Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute in Dallas, scientists found the shape-shifting nature of a tau molecule just before it begins sticking to itself to form larger…