One step closer to the solution of Alzheimer’s disease puzzle – herpes virus, our hidden enemy

Sharing a momentAlzheimer’s disease is the most common condition of the central nervous system responsible for the symptoms of dementia. This defect is clearly associated with age and more often manifests itself in women. The reason of the disease is not fully understood. It is known that the pathogenesis involves accumulation of insoluble protein Aβ in the brain. Recent years brought growing interest in Alzheimer’s disease and scientists have put forward assumptions that the HSV1 virus infection may be associated with this condition. Researchers from Umea University in Sweden have conducted a prospective study in order to prove this relationship.

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