New Research Links Herpes Virus to Alzheimer’s
Scientists at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine have stumbled upon findings supporting an otherwise fringe theory of what causes Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found several species of herpes that were more common in brains of people with the neurodegenerative disease. Greater amounts of the virus were also associated with more advanced cases of dementia. Experts think the latent herpes virus could sometimes trigger the memory-robbing condition, which is good news for those trying to devise a treatment — every one of which has so far failed.