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 […]

Stopping viruses from stealing nutrients could be a new way to fight diseases

Understanding how cells use nutrients in the presence of viral pathogens at the earliest stages of infection is key to developing treatments that can strengthen the cell, not the virus. The immune system has long been touted as the body’s primary defense against invading viruses, with the understanding that a robust immune response swiftly knocks […]

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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