Alzheimer’s linked to infection?
This article was originally published in Scrip
For many years, the received wisdom has been that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the result of damage to nerve cells caused by toxic aggregates of amyloid β-protein (Aβ) in the brain. This view is supported, for example, by studies in transgenic animals, where aggregation of Aβ correlates with memory impairment and cognitive deficits similar to those seen in patients with AD.
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