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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

The Prion Spectrum Researchers at Yale University have completed a molecular model for Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a protein that plays a key role in its onset. The study showed that when the activity of this protein is blocked by an existing drug, mice engineered as models for human Alzheimer’s disease recover their memories. Alzheimer’s […]

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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Prions Cause Neurodegenerative Disease Scientists have discovered a surprising link between Alzheimer’s disease and mad cow disease. Both diseases involve something called a prion protein. (Both diseases are deadly and contagious.) The finding, which appears in the journal Nature, could explain one of the great mysteries in Alzheimer’s disease: How components of the plaques that form […]

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