Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Is Alzheimer's Disease Contageous?

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Alzheimer's disease is caused partly by the build-up of abnormal proteins in the brain. Scientists already know that one of these abnormal proteins, amyloid peptides also called beta amyloids, can be infectious.
It seems that Alzheimer’s disease is easier to catch than first thought.

Neurologist Yvonne S. Eisele and her team of fellow scientists had already proved that mice could catch Alzheimer’s disease from each other; however this only happened when the brain of a healthy mouse was injected with amyloid peptides from mice that already had Alzheimer's disease symptoms.
Now a new study shows about Is Alzheimer's Diseaase Contageous

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