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prion disease and Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s An Infectious Disease While many of us may think of medical devices as complex combinations of metals, plastics, and electronics, many medical devices also contain animal-derived materials. Examples include bovine materials used to make heart valves, sutures, tear duct plugs, and dental implants. These animal-derived materials are not without risk. They may carry transmissible […]

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