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New method shows that tau actually forms small aggregates as part of the body’s normal physiology – News-Medical.Net

It turns out that not all build-ups of tau protein are bad, and a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania developed…

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It turns out that not all build-ups of tau protein are bad, and a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania developed a method to show that. Using mammalian cell models, the researchers combined extremely high-resolution microscopy with machine learning to show that tau actually forms small aggregates as a part of the body’s normal physiology.
Through this, they could distinguish between the aggregates occurring under healthy conditions from the ones…

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