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October 21st, 2007

Israeli scientist targets the building blocks of Alzheimer's

Gazit, who is a member of the Stephen S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, told ISRAEL21c that he and his research team have been working for six years on identifying the most basic components of the molecules that comprise the amyloid fibers that cause Alzheimer's disease. Their goal is to develop a technology, and ultimately a drug, that will inhibit the fibers' assembly and even reverse the damage that the fibers have caused.

"I play with molecules," Gazit comments jokingly and with clear enthusiasm. Such a focus on the molecular components of matter places Gazit's approach squarely in the scientific field of nanotechnology, which is concerned with studying matter on a molecular level and in the smallest possible measures (nano means "dwarf" in Greek). Since molecular assembly takes place in a wide variety of circumstances, nanotechnology is a highly multi-disciplinary field which combines different forms of scientific research and technology.


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