Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > News > Toxic protein could explain Alzheimer's and lead to breakthroughs

August 18th, 2003

Toxic protein could explain Alzheimer's and lead to breakthroughs

Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered for the first time in humans the presence of a toxic protein that they believe to be responsible for the devastating memory loss found in individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease. (William L.) Klein also is working with researchers at Northwestern's Institute for Nanotechnology on clinical diagnostics capable of detecting ADDLs in blood or cerebral spinal fluid. "Now that ADDLs have been discovered in humans we would like to develop effective diagnostics and that means employing nanotechnology."


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press


Scientists 'see' detailed make-up of deadly toxin for the first time: Exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia November 25th, 2015

Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease November 24th, 2015

Production of Nanocapsules Containing Omega-3 Powder in Iran November 24th, 2015

Breakthrough allows tracking of single molecules in 3-D with nanoscale accuracy:New method builds on Nobel Prize-winning technique, with exciting implications for understanding the inner workings of cells and neurons November 23rd, 2015

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic