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Study: Herpes Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer's Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 June 2018 15:27
 
Jen Christensen, in a June 21, 2018 CNN post, reports that researchers have found strong evidence to suggest that two strains of the human herpes virus -- 6A and 7 -- may contribute to the disease that robs people of their memory and cognitive functions. The research was published Thursday in the journal Neuron. Some scientists have long believed that viruses play a role in the development of Alzheimer's, according to Ms. Christensen. One of the most prominent theories is that Alzheimer's may start in the brain as a response to injury from a virus.
 
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Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2018 15:32
 


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