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UF Finds Link in Brain Disorders

Researchers at University of Florida report finding a biological mechanism that links Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. 

It’s a mutation in a brain protein called tau, involved in forming the tangles that bring on confusion.   The discovery, reported in a medical journal, may help in the fight against the two common devastating diseases and a host of other neurological disorders, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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