Alzheimer’s Disease linked to olfactory viral inflammation

The olfactory system, which regulates sense of smell, and the part of the brain associated with memory and learning can get irritated and disrupted by viruses, thus hastening the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study from scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus suggests that viruses may cause inflammation and damage to […]

Cow mucus lubricant proves highly effective against HIV and herpes

The results were reported in the scientific journal, Advanced Science. AIDS, the disease caused by HIV, remains a significant global epidemic, and adolescent girls and young women are twice as likely as men to contract HIV as their male counterparts according to UNAIDS. Hongji Yan, a biomaterials researcher at KTH, says the promising results raise hope […]

Varicella and herpes viruses may interact to trigger Alzheimer’s

A study that appears in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. from researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts reports that a combination of very common viruses may be a leading cause of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles may activate a dormant herpes virus strongly associated in its active state with AD. […]

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