March 9, 2018

  • Dr. Theresa MacPhail lectures on viral outbreaks.

    ‘Viruses Don’t Play By Our Rules,’ Says MacPhail

    Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, or so the saying goes. So what can past worldwide pandemics teach us about future deadly outbreaks and the systems we’ve developed to combat them?
In the Alzheimer’s-affected brain, abnormal levels of the beta-amyloid protein and tau protein accumulate.

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In the Alzheimer’s-affected brain, abnormal levels of the beta-amyloid protein clump together to form plaques (brown). Abnormal collections of the tau protein accumulate and form tangles (blue).

Photo: National Institute on Aging