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Surprising discovery about virus, Alzheimer's disease could open new avenues for treatment

Researchers may have found a tiny culprit - human herpes virus - in the progressive loss of memory, thinking ability and identity that comes with Alzheimer's disease. And it could be a big deal.

In research that revives a suspicion first raised more than six decades ago, scientists have found higher levels of the common virus in the brains of people who had both behavioral symptoms and neurological evidence of Alzheimer's at the time of their death than in the brains of deceased donors who had

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