New study on how Alzheimer's spreads in the brain

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Story Updated: Feb 7, 2012

A new study has uncovered how Alzheimer's spreads in the brain.

These findings may mean it's possible to stop the disease, welcome news for the estimated five and a half million people that have Alzheimer's.

Researchers have discovered that a distorted protein called Tau found in the area of the brain where memories are created actually spreads to other areas of the brain cell by cell.

If they can halt that progression, they may be able to halt the disease.

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Cdpf said on Tuesday, Feb 7 at 3:34 PM

Too little, too late to help my Dad...I hate that God-forsaken Alzheimer's Disease!

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dee said on Tuesday, Feb 7 at 9:06 PM

So are they any places out there doing experimental testing??? How do they stop the protein? Where can I get more information??

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