Alzheimer's virus link; In association with the NHS North of Tyne.THE virus behind cold sores may be linked to Alzheimer's, research has found.
Scientists at the University of Manchester The University of Manchester is a university located in Manchester, England. With over 40,000 students studying 500 academic programmes, more than 10,000 staff and an annual income of nearly £600 million it is the largest single-site University in the United Kingdom and receives found the virus behind cold sores, herpes simplex virus Herpes simplex virus
A virus that can cause fever and blistering on the skin, mucous membranes, or genitalia.
Mentioned in: Conjunctivitis
herpes simplex virus type 1, was a major cause of the protein plaques found in brains of Alzheimer's patients. Their research, published in the Journal of Pathology, suggests the virus could be a significant factor in developing the disease.
They also claim Alzheimer's disease could be treated by antiviral agents already used to treat cold sores and herpes virus-caused conditions.