Alzheimer’s disease spreads through the brain by jumping from one cell to another, according to a new study.
The study found that tau protein, which indicates the fibrous tangles found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, spreads along the brain’s neurons from one region to the other – resulting in severe dementia. The new clues to the neurodegenerative brain disorder might help scientists find a way to stop the disease from getting worse.
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- Researchers find clues to how Alzheimer’s spreads cell to cell (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Alzheimer’s Disease May Spread By ‘Spreading’ From One Brain Region To Another (medicalnewstoday.com)
- Reprogrammed Cells Suggest Path towards Alzheimer’s Early Diagnosis (range.wordpress.com)