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The definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease requires that there be an overabundance in the brain of two proteins: beta amyloid plaques and tau neurofibrillary tangles.
There's even some evidence that the brains of people who are pessimistic are more likely to have the amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Among the 20 brains, which came from chimps ranging in age from 37 to 62, reports Cross, 13 were found to have amyloid plaques and four were found with neurofibrillary tangles.
Along with dementia, Alzheimer's causes physical changes in the brain, reports Ryan Cross for Science, namely the buildup of sticky proteins called amyloid plaques and knots of tau proteins wrapped around each other called neurofibrillary tangles.
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