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Research provides new insight into anesthesia-associated tau spreading in the brain – News-Medical.Net

During the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a protein called tau accumulates and spreads in the brain.

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During the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a protein called tau accumulates and spreads in the brain. Understanding the mechanisms behind tau spread–and its consequences–may point to new prevention and treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. New insights now come from research that was led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and involves an anesthetic known to affect cognitive function. The findings are published in Communications…

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