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Neurological diseases reveal common threads

Researchers call them "betwixt" diseases, conditions that defy easy categorization (and, presumably, easy diagnosis and treatment). That was the position of those attending the 9th International Conference AD/PD in March 2009 in Prague. Rather than uncomfortably ignore the conditions' common elements, researchers explored explicitly the extensive overlap between Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases (and also the frontotemporal dementias). This nine-part series describes the context of the discussions and where they  may lead.

Read more about it here.