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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    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
  • New study: debt limit deadline likely extended
    The likely deadline for Congress to prevent the government's first default will be later than earlier thought, a Washington think tank has found. The Bipartisan Policy Center said Friday that the government probably won't reach the brink of default until early September or early October. More
  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
    Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
  • WHO data on bird flu raises new questions about human transmission
    More than 50 percent of patients infected with a new type of bird flu in China had no contact with poultry, the World Health Organization said on Friday, further raising questions about whether the virus was transmitted between humans. More
  • Hospitals Profit From Surgical Errors, Study Finds
    Since insurers pay more for patients with surgical complications, some hospitals could actually lose money by improving care, researchers said Tuesday. More
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Protein Clearance Mechanism Identified
    Various neurodegenerative diseases, such as AD, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, are all linked with the gradual ...
    02/19/2020 - 12:00 am | View Link
  • Alzheimer's disease
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    02/15/2020 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Alzheimer's Disease News and Research
    A University of Houston researcher is working to increase health literacy among Hispanics/Latinos when it comes to Alzheimer's disease. As out-of-pocket costs go up for drugs for the neurologic ...
    02/11/2020 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Comment: New prion disease raises questions about whether Alzheimer's and Parkinson's could be infectious
    Prion diseases are a rare class of brain disorders that are transmissible between animals of any species, including humans. The archetypal such disease is kuru, which spread through cannibalistic ...
    09/7/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Soluble protein oligomers in neurodegeneration: lessons from the Alzheimer's amyloid β-peptide
    involved in transmissible and inherited spongiform encephalopathies) (see Box 1 for neurodegenerative disease histopathologies). It seems that different aggregation-prone proteins that ...
    01/31/2007 - 11:00 pm | View Link
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