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UArizona Scientists Investigate Connection Between Alzheimer's And Down Syndrome
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Scientists at the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute are looking deeper into the connection between Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome, developing technology that will give researchers clues to the exact relationship between a pair of proteins shared by the two conditions. UArizona biochemistry professor Dr. Wolfgang Peti thinks it could lead to a better understanding and treatment of several neurological disorders. With fellow UArizona biochemistry professor Dr. Rebecca Page, together they collaborated with a team of researchers investigating the proteins Calcineurin and RCAN1 with the aim to use their findings to develop drugs and other treatment options.