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Herpes Virus May Contribute to Alzheimer's, Study Says

Herpes Virus May Contribute to Alzheimer's, Study Says Researchers published their findings in the journal Neuron on Thursday, which points to the 6A and 7 strains as factors that can increase the risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease. The study reviewed 622 brains from people who showed signs of Alzheimer’s. The results showed that these individuals had levels of the Herpes virus that were twice as high as those who did not have Alzheimer’s. “I don't think we can answer whether herpes viruses are a primary cause of Alzheimer's disease.” – Joel Dudley, a geneticist and co-author on the study But what's clear is that they're perturbing networks and participating in networks that directly accelerate the brain towards the Alzheimer's topology.” – Joel Dudley, a geneticist and co-author on the study More research needs to be done to confirm the correlation between the two. But if there is a link, it can provide researchers with the tools needs to find new antiviral or immune th

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