Jun 14

Could Alzheimer’s Be Caused By Infection?

By MD for Seniors

New research by Harvard University sparks conversation about the role that viruses and bacteria may play in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

It seems like every week there’s a new study about Alzheimer’s disease – whether it be we are closer to finding a cure or discovering root causes that may one day lead to it. The latest? Findings from a study led by Harvard University researchers suggest that Alzheimer’s may be caused by the brain’s past attempts to fight off infections, and that a protein known as beta amyloid may protect the brain from invading viruses. The team believes …read more

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