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Amyloidosis is the term applied to a group of conditions caused by deposits of an abnormal protein called amyloid. This rare but serious condition affects between 1 and 5 people in every 100,000 each year in the UK. The condition is mainly seen among the elderly.
Simple blood test may be a great advance for people with and at risk for Alzheimer's

Simple blood test may be a great advance for people with and at risk for Alzheimer's

Newly identified gene variants in Black Americans could lead to precision prostate cancer therapies

Newly identified gene variants in Black Americans could lead to precision prostate cancer therapies

Newly discovered Alzheimer's gene may drive earliest brain changes

Newly discovered Alzheimer's gene may drive earliest brain changes

Long-term care facilities are a major driver of total COVID-19 deaths

Long-term care facilities are a major driver of total COVID-19 deaths

Takeda to present oncology pipeline data at upcoming virtual scientific congresses

Takeda to present oncology pipeline data at upcoming virtual scientific congresses

Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems

Study of rare genetic disorder that causes severe eyesight problems

Study identifies a mutation that triggers deadly amyloidosis

Study identifies a mutation that triggers deadly amyloidosis

Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could boost gene-infused nanoparticle delivery

Plant-based relatives of cholesterol could boost gene-infused nanoparticle delivery

Daratumumab proves effective in patients with relapsed AL amyloidosis

Daratumumab proves effective in patients with relapsed AL amyloidosis

Genetic variant mainly found in individuals of African ancestry increases odds of heart failure

Genetic variant mainly found in individuals of African ancestry increases odds of heart failure

Study identifies genetic variation linked to heart failure risk in people of African, Latino ancestry

Study identifies genetic variation linked to heart failure risk in people of African, Latino ancestry

Novel amyloid protein that induces amyloidosis discovered

Novel amyloid protein that induces amyloidosis discovered

Study aims to achieve earlier diagnosis of ATTR cardiac amyloidosis in minority populations

Study aims to achieve earlier diagnosis of ATTR cardiac amyloidosis in minority populations

Researchers identify possible role of polyphosphate in dialysis-related amyloidosis

Researchers identify possible role of polyphosphate in dialysis-related amyloidosis

Study provides new insights into key beneficial function of small ancient protein

Study provides new insights into key beneficial function of small ancient protein

Long-term antibiotic treatment slows growth of amyloid plaques in male mice but not in females

Long-term antibiotic treatment slows growth of amyloid plaques in male mice but not in females

Renal infarction linked with acute kidney injury in patients with cardiac amyloidosis

Renal infarction linked with acute kidney injury in patients with cardiac amyloidosis

Scientists identify promising small molecules that curb errant proteins of AL amyloidosis

Scientists identify promising small molecules that curb errant proteins of AL amyloidosis

Researchers use experimental PET to detect abnormal tau in brains of living former NFL players

Researchers use experimental PET to detect abnormal tau in brains of living former NFL players

Researchers create new accessible staging system to predict survival for patients with AL amyloidosis

Researchers create new accessible staging system to predict survival for patients with AL amyloidosis