October 5, 2011

Is Alzheimer's Transmissible Like Mad Cow Disease?

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The brain damage that characterizes Alzheimer's disease may originate in a form similar to that of infectious prion diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob, according to newly published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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TAGGED: Mad Cow Disease, Prion Disease, Alzheimer's

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