Monday, July 02, 2012

Hey, we all know somebody that has Alzheimer's

A SIMPLE infection early in life could trigger Alzheimer’s, scientists claim.
Research has discovered that chronic inflammation leaves the brain vulnerable to developing the disease.

The breakthrough could lead to new treatments and even to ways of stopping Alzheimer’s before it develops.

Previously, inflammation seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers was thought to be a side effect of the disease.

The new findings suggest that it might be a primary cause, raising the possibility of fighting Alzheimer’s with common anti-inflammatory drugs.