Friday, 11 April 2014

Friday fungus: do mushrooms cause Alzheimers?


OK, we're not talking about mushrooms really but there seems to be some correlation between fungal infections and Alzheimer's Disease:

Researchers said their findings offer “compelling evidence” to suggest that people with the form of dementia have species of fungus in their blood that may have invaded the central nervous system.

Different species of fungus were present depending on how advanced the disease was, according to research published in the ‘Journal of Alzheimer's Disease’ by scientists from Barcelona's Severo Ochoa Centre for Molecular Biology and the Carlos III University of Madrid.

Interesting stuff.


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