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Saturday, April 11, 2009

High School Student Wins Award for Alzheimer's Research


I couldn't resist putting this story on the web site.

Linda Liu earned first place in the 2009 Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge for her study into the tangling of the tau protein that causes neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s.
She discovered that rhubarb extract possesses the ability to preserve the structure of the protein by inhibiting its tangling.
The idea of studying the causes of Alzheimer’s came to Linda when she was helping older people.
“I really saw how devastating Alzheimer’s disease is,” said Liu. “It’s so scary. I was constantly telling people who they were, who I was and where they were.”
Rhubarb. Any comment?

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