Untangling the role of tau in Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that causes neurons to die, slowly destroying memory and thinking skills. It’s the most common type of dementia, impacting an estimated 50 million people worldwide, and is a particularly serious issue for Japan’s super-aged society. Despite its prevalence, the causes remain poorly understood and treatment options are limited.

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