Origins of Alzheimer’s Traced to Basal Brain Region in Study That Challenges Current Beliefs

Origins of Alzheimer’s Traced to Basal Brain Region in Study That Challenges Current Beliefs
Alzheimer’s disease starts with neurodegenerative changes in basal brain structures, and spreads to more superficial layers as the disease progresses, new research reports — a finding that challenges the widely held view that the disease originates in the brain’s cortex. The findings, reported in the study, “Basal forebrain degeneration precedes and predicts the cortical spread of Alzheimer’s

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