More Evidence that Alzheimer’s may be Linked to Lyme Disease

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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.

Read more about this in:

Drexel University Team Duplicates Dr Alan MacDonald’s Findings of Bacterial Biofilms in Alzheimer’s Plaques

See Reports Here

Please click here to view the article in the Journal of Neuroinfectious Diseases by Dr. HB Allen et al.

A report on Dr. MacDonald’s 2015 work complete with striking pairs of micrographs illustrating the co-location of amyloid and Borrelia biofilm can be found here.

Other Reports Linking Alzheimer’s to Lyme Disease

Click Here to see what other Illnesses Lyme Disease is Connected to 

Dr. Alan MacDonald, Borrelia – diverse Morphologies, NorVect 2014

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