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2005-06-08 18:21:38

An international team of chemists and molecular biologists has discovered a fundamental molecular mechanism that seems to play an important role in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, mad cow disease and two-dozen other degenerative and fatal diseases. The discovery is reported June 9 in the journal Nature, where it is featured on the cover. Amyloid fibrils, rope-like structures formed by linked protein molecules, are the common feature of these diseases and may well hold important...