Cholesterol regulates Alzheimer's plaques (IMAGE) Scripps Research Institute Caption Depletion of cholesterol in astrocytes (right) directly removes amyloid plaques and phosphorylated Tau (left, orange clusters) in an Alzheimer’s mouse model. Credit Scott Hansen Lab, Scripps Research, Jupiter, Florida. Usage Restrictions Use of photo must credit Scott Hansen Lab, Scripps Research, Jupiter, Florida. License Original 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.