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New study shows how infrared lasers destroy harmful protein aggregates in Alzheimer's

New study shows how infrared lasers destroy harmful protein aggregates in Alzheimer's
A notable characteristic of several neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the formation of harmful plaques that contain aggregates—also known as fibrils—of amyloid proteins. Unfortunately, even after decades of research, getting rid of these plaques has remained a herculean challenge. Thus, the treatment options available to patients with these disorders are limited and not very effective.