Elie Akoury in his lab in Germany (Photo courtesy of Elie Akoury)
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In a lab at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, a Lebanese researcher and academic is attempting to solve the mysteries of the most widespread form of dementia, an illness commonly known as Alzheimer's disease.Akoury, who started his academic journey studying chemistry at the Lebanese University, first became interested in Alzheimer's when he started his doctorate in Germany, where he was assigned the task of researching the disease known for causing severe memory loss.The Lebanese physical and computational chemist wanted to figure out how this memory loss occurs and develops, by investigating the disease at a molecular level and looking at the "building blocks of life – the proteins".Alzheimer's disease is caused by proteins clumping together and forming toxic species.Today, there is no effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease.Although the team said that it is starting to approach a treatment that could successfully slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, Akoury admitted that finding a cure is less likely.
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