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Submission + - Small Molecule May Play Big Role in Alzheimer's Disease (utexas.edu)

aarondubrow writes: "Researchers from UC Santa Barbara used the Ranger supercomputer to simulate small forms of amyloid peptides that are believed to be a primary cause of toxicity in Alzheimer's disease. They found that hairpin-shaped forms of the peptide initiated the aggregation of oligomers that ultimately led to the formation of a fibril. The simulations are leading to new diagnostic and treatment options they may stop the disease."
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Small Molecule May Play Big Role in Alzheimer's Disease

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