How Alzheimer’s spread in brain

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Two different research groups, which worked independent of each other, have made the same important discovery on how Alzheimer’s disease spreads in the brain.

According to a story in the New York Times in February 2, the groups’ findings have the potential to give us a much more sophisticated understanding of what goes wrong in Alzheimer’s disease and, more importantly, what can be done to prevent or repair damage in the brain.

The Times reported on the research teams of Bradley T. Hyman, MD, Ph.D., at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and Karen E. Duff, Ph.D., of Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Each research group found that the Alzheimer’s disease protein called tau can apparently spread from one part of the brain to other connected areas by effectively “jumping” from one nerve cell, neuron, to another.

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