Linking Alzheimer’s to Lyme Disease
In summer 2015, Dr. Alan MacDonald found Borrelia biofilms in 1000 consecutive Alzheimer’s plaques from a series of five patients’ hippocampal specimens. (The hippocampus, a memory centre , is one of the most catastrophically affected regions of the brain in Alzheimer’s.)
Now, the Drexel University Team has duplicated Dr Alan MacDonald’s findings of bacterial biofilms in Alzheimer’s plaques.
They report that, Borrelia miyamotoi is classified as a relapsing-fever type bacteria, but is associated with Lyme disease. Biofilms of this bacteria were identified by Dr. MacDonald using highly specific Molecular Beacon DNA probes for Borrelia which he had recently developed. The biofilms were shown to occupy exactly the same areas as the Beta-amyloid in the plaques with the help of Congo red and/or Thioflavin T stains for amyloid.
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Other Reports Linking Alzheimer’s to Lyme Disease
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- Is Lyme disease just really a form of Alheimers? Radio Talk Show Interview