Fadi Rofo (IMAGE) Uppsala University Caption In Alzheimer's disease, a protein (peptide) forms clumps in the brain and causes sufferers to lose their memory. In a recently published article, a research group at Uppsala University described a new treatment method that increases the body's own degradation of the building blocks that lead to these protein clumps. Fadi Rofo is a doctoral student at the Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences, Uppsala University and the study's first author. Credit Uppsala University Usage Restrictions May only be published in connection to reports about the research by Hultqvist and Rofo or after permission from photographer. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.