Is Alzheimer's Actually a 'Double-Prion' Disease?

Is Alzheimer's Actually a 'Double-Prion' Disease?
Andy Blackburn/LNP via AP

Researchers this week say their work should upturn the conventional narrative of how Alzheimer's disease happens. They argue the progression of Alzheimer's is driven by a very specific form of two proteins that play a crucial role in the disease, and these forms should be considered prions—potentially infectious proteins that self-replicate by turning their brethren into a misfolded version of themselves.

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