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Scientists believe Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease may have a common cause.

KP-PC k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net%remove%
Mon Apr 28 10:31:59 EST 2003

Hi John,

Cascade, cascade, cascade! :-]


"Schmitd! Schmitd! Ve vill build a Shapel!"
"John H." <johnh at faraway.xxx> wrote in message
news:3eacd6f2 at dnews.tpgi.com.au...
| I did read sometime ago that tau phosphorylation
| is required for pathology in AD, the idea that the
| amyloid plagues themselves are the causative agents
| doesn't hold up to close scrutiny, more likely it is the
| resulting inflammatory cascade that ensues post
| T phosphorylation that causes the real problems.
| The tau issue is quite old now and I suspect that in
| both AD and Parkinson's the upstream processes
| are more important.
| Another example of news that is not news, something
| pointed out to me long ago by Dag Stenberg. Thanks
| Dag, I've certainly learnt that lesson over the last few
| years. What's more important for some scientists, a
| good pr dept or good science? Oh well, one must
| get funding ... .
| [...]

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