E-Newsletter: August 25, 2016

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The biggest question for researchers continues to be what causes Alzheimer’s and what are the factors that aggravate the disease? A provocative study investigates the theory that Alzheimer’s disease may be a response to infection in the brain.

The study suggests that Alzheimer’s may result from the brain’s attempt to fight off some kind of infectious organism, perhaps a virus or bacteria, that enters the brain. The immune system, according to this theory, responds by producing sticky proteins called beta-amyloid that encase the invading organism, causing it to die.

We hope you enjoy this month’s expert-reviewed articles.

Your ALZinfo Team

Research Articles

Could Alzheimer’s Be Caused by a Brain Infection?

August 11, 2016

A provocative new study posits the theory that Alzheimer’s disease Read More

Dementia Rates Are Slowing, but Alzheimer’s Cases Continue to Rise

August 11, 2016

Experts estimate that more than five million Americans live with Read More

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