amyloid plaques

n=1


a: amyloid plaques ~
b: a traffic jam

What:

"To send messages to their neighbours (and on to the rest of the body), neurons use chemical transmitters that cross the gaps between cells. Here, amyloid plaques are like a traffic jam, blocking cell signalling. Connections between cells are lost - first in the hippocampus, the region in the brain for memory and learning. Neurons die and the affected brain tissue shrinks."


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Writer: Clare Watson
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Date: May 19 2017 12:42 AM



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