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One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease is the presence of neurofibrillary tangles inside neurons - i.e., the cells that make up the brain and the nervous system. The neurofibrillary tangles are composed of mutated Tau protein. So Tau is an attractive target for developing a new Alzheimer's therapy.

pharma-032918.jpg A study conducted on mice by researchers of the University of Montreal, led by Jean-François Côté, have found a link between a certain protein called AXL and metastases in HER2-positive breast cancer.

CancerFree-NakedMoleRats-020918.jpg There are a number of interesting facts about naked mole rats, which are natives to East Africa. Of the many interesting facts about naked mole rats, their long cancer-free life has puzzled researchers. The lifespan of naked mole rats is 10-30 years, while its cousins - rat and mice- can live only up to 4 years, and are very prone to tumors.

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