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Results presented at Neuroscience 2014, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (15–19 November 2014; Washington, DC), highlighted the central role of tau protein in neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s disease and with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Almost 36 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and 10 million or more sustain TBI each year. Clarifying how tau participates in neurodegeneration may enable medical researchers to formulate strategies to halt or even reverse the damage, improving the quality of life and prognosis for those affected by these conditions.
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