Posted on 20 October 2015
“While this very small study suggests that fungal cells may be present in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s, we cannot conclude from this work that such infections cause or increase the risk of the disease”Before we get too radical, evidence does not indicate causality; the sample was very small, and only hints at a link so far. Some people have already jumped to claim a cause, but it’s possible Alzheimer’s impairs the brain’s defenses and allows particular microbes to enter. This may make disease progression worse, but it doesn’t necessarily show a cause. Results would need to be shown in a far larger group and analysed further. Watch this space however. Read more at Neuroscience News
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