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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.
The emerging role of infection in Alzheimer’s

The emerging role of infection in Alzheimer’s

FDA approves Arcalyst for treatment of rare inflammatory syndromes

FDA approves Arcalyst for treatment of rare inflammatory syndromes

New insight into how cystatin C may lower the risk for Alzheimer's disease

New insight into how cystatin C may lower the risk for Alzheimer's disease

Chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients

Chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients

Stem cell procedure successfully treats amyloidosis patients

Stem cell procedure successfully treats amyloidosis patients

Foie gras can speed amyloid development

Foie gras can speed amyloid development

New aspect of prion disease - agent causes heart damage

New aspect of prion disease - agent causes heart damage

Restricting carbohydrates may prevent Alzheimer's disease

Restricting carbohydrates may prevent Alzheimer's disease

Persistent amyloidosis following suppression of Ab production in a transgenic model of Alzheimer disease

Persistent amyloidosis following suppression of Ab production in a transgenic model of Alzheimer disease

Scintigraphy scan may help clinicians properly diagnose and then treat two forms of cardiac amyloidosis

Scintigraphy scan may help clinicians properly diagnose and then treat two forms of cardiac amyloidosis

Faulty folding of protein in the environment may cause disease

Faulty folding of protein in the environment may cause disease

Short segments of sugar chains useful in search for new drugs for Alzheimer's

Short segments of sugar chains useful in search for new drugs for Alzheimer's

Why different tissues in the human body vary in their susceptibility to "amyloid" diseases

Why different tissues in the human body vary in their susceptibility to "amyloid" diseases