alzheimer’s disease

These Scientists Want To Redefine Alzheimer’s As A ‘Double-Prion’ Disease

These Scientists Want To Redefine Alzheimer’s As A ‘Double-Prion’ Disease

Researchers this week say their work should upturn the conventional narrative of how Alzheimer’s disease happens. They argue the progression of Alzheimer’s is driven by a very specific form of two proteins that play a crucial role in the disease, and these forms should be considered prions — potentially infectious…

Yet More Evidence That Viruses May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

Yet More Evidence That Viruses May Cause Alzheimer’s Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much any more. This week, a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School reported in the journal Neuron the latest bit of evidence suggesting herpesviruses can spark…