Treatment From Brain Tissue May Have Spread Alzheimer’s Protein

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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