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A Link Between Alzheimer’s and Herpes Virus?

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A Link Between Alzheimer’s and Herpes Virus?

Credit: Dana Cairns, Tufts University

Research using brain-like tissue models suggests a possible causal relationship between sporadic Alzheimer’s disease and herpes simplex virus I (HSV-1) infection.

This image from the study shows fluorescent immunostaining in which the red shows amyloid beta fibrils, the green indicates HSV-1-infected cells, and the blue indicates dead cells stained with DAPI.

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Credit: Dana Cairns, Tufts University


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