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Alzheimer's Disease and its Association with Oral Bacteria

The article was found on Dentistry Today and the original study, “Porphyromonas Gingivalis in Alzheimer’s Disease Brains: Evidence for Disease Causation and Treatment with Small-Molecule Inhibitors,” was published by Science Advances.  



This study talks about how scientists have, in the past, had a hard time finding the causative link between oral bacteria and Alzheimer's. They knew there was a connection between the progression of the disease but not that their was a causative component. Researches for the company, CORTEXYME have established profound evidence linking the oral bacteria, P. gingivalis, with the pathogenesis (development) of Alzheimer's. They are working on therapies that have a direct affect on the bacteria once they are found in the brain. Please follow the link and read this interesting article: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/news/industrynews/item/4325-oral-bacteria-linked-to-alzheimer-s-disease?hq_e=el&hq_m=1648700&hq_l=5&hq_v=fd86bbb7dc


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