Soto Lab discovers Alzheimer’s disease can be transmissible

Alzheimer’s could in some cases be caused by an infection and the disease could even be contagious, scientists have claimed.

The damage to the brain caused by the neurological condition is similar to that caused by infectious diseases such as mad cow and the human form CJD.

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston were studying what could cause the build-up of proteins in the brain, which characterizes the degenerative condition.