What is an amyloid factory?

Within every cell in our bodies, there exist tiny molecular factories that capture, transport and process biochemical messages delivered by neurotransmitters, hormones, or other signaling molecules. These messages direct the cell to do something, such as step up production of one protein or shut down production of another.

As these orders are carried out, a cascade of changes occurs in the cell, ultimately influencing what it does and how it interacts with other cells and signals in the body. This signaling cascade within our cells orchestrates every aspect of our behavior.

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Alzheimer's Disease Causes

Alzheimer's Disease Causes

While much still remains a mystery about the exact cause of Alzheimer's disease, certain factors -- such as age -- present in most cases. Fifty percent of people over age 85 have Alzheimer's disease. Controllable lifestyle factors ...

such as sleeping habits, diet choices and smoking can contribute to your risk of the disease. For more information on Alzheimer's disease, check out our experts' answers to frequently asked questions.

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