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Can scientist figure out exactly how Alzheimer's disease begins and how to stop it?

Scientists have discovered a "Big Bang" of Alzheimer's disease -- the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180710153739.htm

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That sounds really promising. They should be able to detect Alzheimer's before there's any noticeable changes in cognitive functions.
The next step would be to develop a treatment that would stop it in it's tracks at that early stage. Before there's significant damage.
They mentioned using blood or spinal fluid to detect these changes. I'd prefer they use blood so just about everyone could be routinely tested.

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