17 Sep Treatment From Brain Tissue May Have Spread Alzheimer’s Protein
It may be possible to transmit Alzheimer’s disease from one person to another, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. But this would occur only in highly unusual circumstances involving direct exposure to brain tissue, scientists say.
“This relates to a very special situation where people have been injected with, essentially, extracts of human [brain] tissue,” said John Collinge, head of the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease at University College London, during a press conference about the study. “You can’t catch Alzheimer’s disease by taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease.”
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