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Study finds new clues to explain how Alzheimer's disease spreads in the brain

1 month ago   |   By News Medical

Case Western Reserve University researchers studying prions-;misfolded proteins that cause lethal incurable diseases-;have identified for the first time surface features of human prions responsible for their replication in the brain.
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Ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive near California coast, study finds

Ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive near California coast, study finds

1 month ago   |   By Natural News

Ticks have been turning up in areas that were once believed to be free of the blood-sucking parasites, according to a study led by researchers from Colorado State University. Published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, it showed that disease-carrying ticks, which were once thought to inhabit woodlands, are also present near Northern California's coastline. The...
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