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Missouri S&T Research Aims to Make Proteins ‘Behave Badly’

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are trying to get proteins to create the sticky plaque often associated with neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even Mad Cow. If successful, the study would better equip researchers to prevent or find a cure for these diseases.

"All of these diseases have in common the presence of plaque," says Dr. Daniel Forciniti, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Missouri S&T. "But all involve different proteins."