Biophysicists discovered how “Australian” mutation leads to Alzheimer’s disease

Illustration. Alzheimer’s. Credit: Elena Khavina and @tsarcyanide, MIPT Press Office

A team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBCh RAS) studied one hereditary genetic mutation to discover general molecular mechanisms that may lead both to early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and to the form of the disease caused by age-related changes in…