One Of The Reasons For The Development Of Alzheimer’S Disease Was Called The Death Disease

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In recent years, more and more scientific research confirm the alarming hypothesis: Alzheimer’s disease is not just a disease, but an infection. The exact mechanisms are still trying to allocate, but it is already clear that the spread of this ailment goes beyond our ideas.

One Of The Reasons For The Development Of Alzheimer’S Disease Was Called The Death Disease
P. Gingivalis (marked red) among neurons in the patient’s brain with Alzheimer’s disease / © CortexyMe

In addition, the researchers identified toxic enzymes called Gingipains secreted by bacteria in the brain of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, finding them even in the brain of dead people who never had this diagnosis.

The preparation developed by COR388 and already passing clinical trials on patients with Alzheimer, in the experiments on mice showed its ability to reduce the bacterial load from the established brain infection P. Gingivalis, at the same time reducing the production of beta-amyloid and neuropriment. The results of these tests will be available soon, in the meantime, the research community exhibits only cautious optimism.

"The drugs aimed at toxic bacteria proteins have so far been successful only in tests on mice, but without new methods of treating dementia over the past 15 years, it is important to study as many options for combating such diseases as Alzheimer’s disease," researchers argue.

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