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'Blink' and you won't miss amyloids: Engineering team just found new way to see proteins that cause Alzheimer's, other diseases

'Blink' and you won't miss amyloids: Engineering team just found new way to see proteins that cause Alzheimer's, other diseases

Tiny protein structures called amyloids are key to understanding certain devastating age-related diseases, but they are so minuscule they can't be seen using conventional microscopic methods. A team of engineers has developed a new technique that uses temporary fluorescence, causing the amyloids to flash or 'blink', allowing researchers to better spot these problematic proteins.

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