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Experimental protocol: Join in the research to find a drug for Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease that affects a person's mental abilities. The patient suffers progressive memory loss and is increasingly unable to perform even the most basic tasks. In the final stages of the disease, sufferers are confined to bed and depend entirely on the people around them. As yet, there is no cure for the disease.
With this experimental protocol, you will do research with peptides and proteins and can synthesise a fluorescent molecule inhibiting a peptide, the aggregation of which is responsible for Alzheimer's.
This experimental protocol is the ideal opportunity for you to reproduce an experiment exactly how it is done at research centres. You can do it at one of the research centres and museums that Xplore Health collaborates with. You'll find the list of available institutions in the activities section. You can also do the experiment in class by buying the reagents and instruments or a kit developed by a company (Xplore Health is not responsible for xxxxxx).