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Comments by Steven G. Younkin, director of research and professor of pharmacology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.
Amyloidß plaques have been showing up in lots of places. They appear to play a major role in Creutzfeld-Jacob's disease--the human analogue of the neurodegenerative mad cow disease--and they've been linked to Alzheimer's disease (AD). (See story, opposite page.)
Steven G. Younkin