Study Connects Herpes to Biological Risk for Alzheimer’s

Study Connects Herpes to Biological Risk for Alzheimer’s

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Study Connects Herpes to Biological Risk for Alzheimer’s

A biological framework called the “microcompetition model” may explain why people infected with herpes simplex 1 (HSV1) are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. “These dynamics explain the observed connection reported in many studies between the virus and Alzheimer’s disease, and provide a framework for further investigations,” researchers wrote. This idea was outlined in the paper, “How an increase in the copy number of HSV-1 during latency can cause Alzheimer’s disease: the viral and…

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