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Alzheimer’s is a ‘Double-Prion Disorder,’ Study Shows

10:06 EDT 2 May 2019 | Science Blog

Alzheimer’s is a ‘Double-Prion Disorder,’ Study ShowsTwo proteins central to the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease act as prions — misshapen proteins that spread through tissue like an infection by forcing normal proteins to adopt the same misfolded shape — according to new UC San Francisco research. Using novel laboratory tests, the researchers were able to detect and measure specific, self-propagating prion […]

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