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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Book Benefits Alzheimer’s Disease Research Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegenerative disease are collectively becoming the leading cause of death around the world. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Millions more will contract the disease this year, while just as many will go undiagnosed and misdiagnosed. The vast majority of cases are preventable. […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

The Prion Hypothesis Many factors, including genetics, can contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. However, a deadly protein called a prion (PREE-on) also is contributing to the rapid spread of the disease. People and animals with prion disease are contagious and caregivers and family members are vulnerable to transmission. People with prion disease spread […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Contagion Spreads By Many Vectors By Jim Schnabel Tiny clusters of amyloid-beta (A-beta), long believed to trigger Alzheimer’s disease, are infectious enough that they can spread into the brain from the body, according to a new study that appeared online in Science on Oct. 21. The finding suggests that Alzheimer’s could spread like an infectious disease—although […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prions Mutate, Migrate Throughout Body Alzheimer’s disease proteins form and accumulate differently in every patient, according to new research. This means that universal treatments may be impossible. With Alzheimer’s disease a protein called amyloid-beta forms fibers that congregate into plaques. These protein formations appear to be toxic and destructive to brain cells. The neurodegeneration associated with […]

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Alzheimer's disease facts

Head Trauma, Prion Contamination, Neurotoxins All Trigger TSE All causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not clear and it is likely that there are several causes. Alzheimer’s disease causes changes or deterioration in certain areas of the brain that control thinking, communication, and behavior. Some of the deterioration may be related to a loss of chemical messengers in the brain […]

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