pessimism about the chances of ever finding effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease and other progressive killers of the brain such as mad cow disease, scientists have produced a flood of new discoveries that link these outwardly unrelated ailments and suggest ways in which they might be reversed or prevented. continued...
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Reprinted from the HHMI Bulletin,
September 2001, pages 8-13.
©2001 Howard Hughes Medical Institute