Scientific American (September 9, 2015): Evidence for Person-to-Person Transmission of Alzheimer's Pathology

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Scientific American (September 9, 2015): Evidence for Person-to-Person Transmission of Alzheimer's Pathology

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Wed, 09/09/2015

Prions are the misshapen proteins that replicate by inducing normal proteins to misfold and aggregate in the brain, leading to rare diseases such as mad cow and kuru. In recent years, scientists have discovered that similar processes of protein misfSee Original Article

Science Magazine (August 6, 2015): Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases: The Prion Concept in Relation to Assembled Aβ, Tau, and α-Synuclein

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Thu, 08/06/2015

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) are the most common human neurodegenerative diseases. AD is primarily a dementing disease, and PD is a movement disorder. Together, they affect around 50 million people worldwide, with the vSee Original Article

Boston Globe (August 11, 2015): Brain Risk Seen in Early-Age Football

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Tue, 08/11/2015

A study released Monday of 40 former NFL players between the ages of 40 and 65 found that those who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 faced a higher risk of altered brain development than those who waited until they were older.
TheSee Original Article

Time (September 14, 2015): How Vitamin D Affects Alzheimer’s Risk

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Mon, 09/14/2015

Vitamin D is a controversial topic among doctors, mainly because studies about its health effects have been so conflicting. While vitamin D is critical for many body systems, including bones and the brain, recent studies that have tested these assuSee Original Article