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Brain infections may spark Alzheimer’s, new study suggests

‘While still speculative, new hypothesis offers some sensible explanations to the disease… The findings, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, suggest that Alzheimer’s may result from the brain’s effort to fight off infections. While that hypothesis is controversial and highly speculative at this point, it could dramatically alter the way researchers and doctors work to treat and prevent the degenerative disease…’

Source: Ars Technica