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Alzheimer’s Spreads Like a Virus From Neuron to Neuron, Studies Show

A protein tangle in an Alzheimer’s-afflicted neuron Exactly how Alzheimer’s disease proliferates through the brain, overtaking one region after another, has eluded scientists. As the disease progresses, tau—a malformed protein that forms snarls and tangles inside neurons—shows up in more and more brain areas. Researchers have wondered whether tau, and the disease, are working their way out from a single area of origin or mounting numerous, distinct attacks on vulnerable parts of the brain.
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