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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.
The condition involves clumps of proteins known as amyloid plaques and tangles of tau proteins that accumulate in the brain, where they are thought to destroy the neurons that store our memories.
Hudson died in 2013 with what was originally thought to be Parkinson’s dementia, but was later diagnosed as CTE, which is caused by brain-killing clumps of a protein called tau.
Tau negatively effects how the brain's blood vessels function and eventually erodes nerve cells themselves.
But the new research looked beyond amyloid and tau levels, for other biological markers of Alzheimer’s disease in seemingly healthy adults.
From that spinal fluid, the researchers found that people who reported poor sleep quality had, on average, more markers of Alzheimer’s disease—including amyloid and tau buildups, brain-cell damage, and inflammation.
Researchers found levels of the tau protein in the blood of 78 former NFL players were nine times higher than in the control group.
There are three types of neutrino: the electron neutrino, the muon neutrino, and the tau neutrino.
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Origin and Etymology of tau
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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