A new study found that Alzheimer’s-like tau deposits in the form of cholesterol known as cholesteryl esters builds up in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s-like disease, and that clearing out the cholesteryl esters with an experimental drug helps prevent brain damage and behavioral changes.

A new study found that Alzheimer’s-like tau deposits in the form of cholesterol known as cholesteryl esters builds up in the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s-like disease, and that clearing out the cholesteryl esters with an experimental drug helps prevent brain damage and behavioral changes.