Trojanowski et al. find "proteinopathies" may contribute to many old-age neurodegenerative diseases
"Rethinking neurodegenerative disease treatment: Target multiple pathological proteins" - EurekAlert!. 7/5/2018.
Rather than targeting solely the primary pathological proteins of a given neurodegenerative disease, a new study by senior author John Trojanowski and colleagues suggests that a better strategy might be to target "many of these disease-related aggregated proteins affecting most older patients across a full spectrum of clinical and neuropathological presentations." He says this approach offers "additional leverage to find ways to detect patients' specific proteinopathies with increasingly sophisticated biomarker and imaging technologies."