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Researchers Link Herpes To Alzheimer's Disease

Laboratories at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Brown University, and House Ear Institute (HEI) have developed a new technique to observe herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) infections growing inside cells. HSV1, the cause of the common cold sore, persists in a latent form inside nerve cells. Re-activation and growth of HSV1 infections contribute to cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Paper Published in March 31, 2011 PLos ONE
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0017966
 
 

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