Emory Medicine Magazine | Summer 2010

When the mind takes leave

In the century since German physician Alois Alzheimer discovered the disease that bears his name, scientists have untangled many of the mysteries of the brain disorder. They have identified the unique pathology of plaques and tangles within the brain that characterize Alzheimer’s disease. They’ve pinpointed brain chemicals involved in the disease’s progress. What researchers have not been able to uncover, however, is a cure or even a terribly effective treatment.  Read more >


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