Scientists have linked the onset of Alzheimer’s disease with the presence in the brain tissues of the herpes viruses.
Reports gazeta.ru a group of researchers analyzed data on brain tissue approximately 1,000 people in the brain approximately 30% of patients with Alzheimer’s disease was discovered increased concentration of human herpesviruses 6 and 7 of the type that the virus was not detected in the brains of healthy people in the control group.
However, not all scientists agreed with the interpretation of the data.
“There are several families with a mutation of certain genes, which always develop the disease. It is difficult to associate it with viral ethology. I would strongly recommend to carefully interpreting these results,” said Professor of genetics from University College London, John hardy.