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Scientists explain why Alzheimer’s always gets worse

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified a way they say Alzheimer’s disease can spread through the brain. Their study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, says the toxic protein tau jumps from...

Protein developed by scientists may help in finding future Alzheimer’s cure

Scientists have designed a new protein that will help them understand why nerve cells die in those with the degenerative Alzheimer’s disease and even help in finding an Alzheimer’s cure. The University of...

Estrogen patch in newly postmenopausal women may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Can estrogen preserve brain function and decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease when given early in menopause? Newly postmenopausal women who received estrogen via a skin patch had reduced beta-amyloid deposits, the sticky plaques found in the...

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