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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Contagious

Science, Evidence Proving That Alzheimer’s A Transmissible Disease If you think that you and your family are immune to the surging epidemic of neurodegenerative disease, think again. Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. It’s getting worse every … Continue reading

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Do Prions Cause All Forms Of Neurodegenerative Disease

Deadly Proteins Link Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s By Diana Kwon, Scientific American In the human form of mad cow disease, called Creutzfeldt-Jakob, a person’s brain deteriorates—literally developing holes that cause rapidly progressing dementia. The condition is fatal within one year … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research Shaping Prion Hypothesis

Proteins Link Most Neurodegenerative Disorders Getting to the bottom of Alzheimer’s disease has been a rapidly evolving pursuit with many twists, turns and controversies. In the latest crook in the research road, scientists have found a new insight into the … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Caused By Deadly Prions?

Editor’s Note: 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 … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Caused By Many Factors, Pathways

Prion Pathogen Can Be Triggered Or Acquired 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 … Continue reading

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