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Columbia University Medical Center

Study Shows Where Alzheimer's Starts and How it Spreads

Caption: Alzheimer's disease starts in the entorhinal cortex (yellow). Using fMRI in mouse (left) and human (right) brains, the researchers provide evidence that the disease spreads from the entohrinal cortex (yellow) to other cortical regions (red) -- the perirhinal cortex and posterior parietal cortex.

Credit: Usman Khan/lab of Scott A. Small, MD, Columbia University Medical Center.

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