TITLE

Untangling the skein of dementia

AUTHOR(S)
Brownlee, Shannon
PUB. DATE
November 1993
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;11/22/93, Vol. 115 Issue 20, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses a controversial new theory on how Alzheimer's disease ravages the circuitry of the brain. Research by Allen Roses and Warren Strittmatter at Duke University; Preliminary evidence that a protein within nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer's victims sets off a cascade of chemical events that destroys the cells, leading to loss of memory, dementia, and death; Criticism of this new theory. INSET: Sex hormones and the brain, by Traci Watson..
ACCESSION #
9311177564

 

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