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Salbutamol may help treat Alzheimer's disease

Researchers found that salbutamol, which has a similar chemical structure as epinephrine that enabled tau protein stabilization and prevented tau tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease, was able to bond with individual tau molecules and prevent nuclei formation that results in tau aggregation. The findings in ACS Chemical Neuroscience suggest that salbutamol may be used in treating Alzheimer's disease if follow-up cellular and animal studies show the drug's efficacy in curbing Alzheimer's progression, lead researcher Dr. David Townsend said. Medical News Today (7/6)

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