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Alzheimer's link to cold sore virus

1st November 2007

Experts say evidence is building that shows the cold sore virus may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Scientists at Manchester University have found through laboratory tests that brains infected with the herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, saw a rise in a protein linked to Alzheimer’s. Writing in New Scientist magazine, they believe the discovery could pave the way for a vaccine that may help prevent the brain disorder, though such a breakthrough is still some distance away in the future.


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Article Information

Title: Alzheimer's link to cold sore virus
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4638
Date Added: 1st Nov 2007


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