Mount Sinai Study Links Common Viruses to Dementia

Could herpes viruses trigger an immune response that eventually results in Alzheimer’s disease?

Research is beginning to point to a possible antimicrobial function for amyloid-beta (A-beta), an abnormal protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But if A-beta deposition in the brain is an immune response, what infections might trigger it? A recent Mount Sinai study (Neuron, July 11) suggests that two common viruses may play […]

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