The cure for Alzheimer’s disease could potentially lie in a bottle of beer. “Amyloids” have long been held the key in Alzheimer’s research for decades. Scientists believe that these fibrous protein clumps block the cell-to-cell signaling at synapses in the brain. According to a recently published MIT study, “Amyloids in the brain persist for decades. We just can’t get rid of them, yet yeast cells seem to have a mechanism for getting rid of them in 15 minutes,” says Luke Berchowitz, a postdoc at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Source: Boston Business Journal Got an interesting Fast Fact for a business audience? Please send and share it with our 1,653 subscribers. Click here to subscribe to Read|Delete and receive fast facts delivered weekly. firstname.lastname@example.org | 301.575.0332 | Biz Tek Today You can also connect with Offit Kurman via Facebook,Twitter,Google+,YouTube, and LinkedIn.