Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

P. gingivalis may be the main culprit in Alzheimer’s diseaseA. DOWSETT, PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Debora MacKenzie If you bled when you brushed your teeth this morning, you might want to get that seen to. We may finally have found the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s disease: Porphyromonas gingivalis, the key bacteria in chronic… Read More »

Blood test detects early Alzheimer’s

A simple blood test that detects signs of brain damage could be used to spot developing Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists. The test looks for a structural protein that leaks out of damaged or dying neurons. In a population of 247 people with a genetic mutation known to trigger young-onset Alzheimer’s, the test revealed higher than… Read More »