New Alzheimer’s research suggests herpes as a cause, opening up new avenues for treatment

For over 100 years, Alzheimer’s disease has stumped neuroscientists. Although they understand that the deadly form of progressive dementia is often characterized by buildups of misshapen proteins in the brain, what causes these malformations has remained elusive. There are several theories, ranging from air pollution and diet to genetics and vascular disease, but none have been confirmed (except for a small portion of the population with an inherited mutation that causes them to develop...

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