Alzheimer's May Be Transmissible, Study Says

Alzheimer's may be transmissible, study says

In some cases, Alzheimer's disease may in fact be the result of an infection, and may be even be transmissible, a new study in mice suggests.

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    Alzheimer's disease is a progressive condition causing neurodegeneration that results in memory loss, confusion, and overall deterioration of mental function. The exact cause of the disorder is not ...
    06/27/2019 - 2:20 pm | View Link
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    02/7/2019 - 10:19 am | View Link
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