Scientists say Alzheimer's may start with BSE-like infection

10/4/2011 | News-Medical.Net

The brain damage associated with at least some cases of Alzheimer's disease may originate in a manner similar to the damage associated with infectious prion diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy and the human equivalent, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, according to research from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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