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Are infections seeding some cases of Alzheimer’s disease?

Coloured scanning electron micrograph of spherical herpes simplex virus-1 particles being released from a host cell

Some scientists think that microbes such as the herpes simplex virus 1 (shown here on an epithelial cell) could trigger some cases of Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: SPL

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Nature 587, 22-25 (2020)


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  • Clarification 10 November 2020: An earlier version of this story did not give the primary affiliation for Yue-Ming Li.


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