Alzheimer's virus link; In association with the NHS North of Tyne.
Scientists at the University of Manchester found the virus behind cold sores, 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.
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|Publication:||Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Dec 15, 2008|
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