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Possible mechanism underpinning Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

Scientists have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. The new study revealed the mechanism of toxicity of a misfolded form of the protein that underlies prion diseases, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy ('mad cow disease') and its human equivalent, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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