Scientists: Alzheimer's disease may be contagious

According to the new theory, Alzheimer's disease can be made from one person to another. According to most experts, it is impossible. The most widespread opinion in regard to the causes of development of Alzheimer's disease is the accumulation of the protein beta-amyloid in neurons and the formation of beta-amyloid plaques.

Scientists drew attention to the death of eight young people in the UK who died from "of mad cow disease" or disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob. All eight people held courses of treatment of short stature with a special hormone, it was extracted from brain dead people.

In the survey the researchers found in the brain of young people plaques of beta-amyloid, which may be indicative not only of the development of Alzheimer's disease, but the ability of this disease to be transmitted via certain drugs or blood.

While the theory remains a theory. The researchers plan to conduct a series of experiments in rodents and primates to confirm or refute their conjectures.

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