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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prions Highly Contagious Neurodegenerative disease is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Because of the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic alone, it will soon be the leading cause of death.  The epidemiology has indicated that Alzheimer’s is a transmissible disease. A new study confirms that millions of those with the disease are infectious. Talk about inconvenient truth. […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Neurodegenerative Disorders Rising By Jim Schnabel Recent experiments in mice have added weight to the idea that Alzheimer’s disease is driven by an infection-like spread of protein aggregates in the brain. Although it may seem startling, this hypothesis has been a popular one among Alzheimer’s researchers for the past several years. In fact, it represents a return […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prion Diseases It’s not clear how the tangles of the protein tau commonly seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease spread throughout the brain in the course of disease—and to a modest extent in ordinary aging. But European researchers recently described an experiment in transgenic mice in which extracts containing tau tangles appeared to induce the formation and […]

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