Monday, March 7, 2011

Study points to liver, not brain, as origin of Alzheimer's plaques


This unexpected finding holds promise for the development of new therapies to fight Alzheimer's...
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Unexpected results from a Scripps Research Institute and ModGene, LLC study could completely alter scientists' ideas about Alzheimer's disease pointing to the liver instead of the brain as the source of the "amyloid" that deposits as brain plaques associated with this devastating condition. The findings could offer a relatively simple approach for Alzheimer's prevention and treatment.

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