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New approach to fighting Alzheimer's?

New approach to fighting Alzheimer's?

A new study suggests that the protein amyloid beta's bad reputation could be ill deserved. Although it's seen as the prime cause of the neurological knots and tangles found in the brains of Alzheimer's and dementia patients, now it looks like amyloid beta could be one of the ways our body's fighting off infection, working like a natural antibiotic to imprison bacteria. Robert Moir of Harvard Medical School is one of the study's authors.