With costs of care running into the trillions of dollars by that time, scientists are working urgently to understand the disease in hopes of finding a cure or at least an effective treatment.
Once the researchers realised that these viruses have a link to the Alzheimer's disease, they immediately tried to identify what role the two herpes virus genes played in affecting the other genes in the brain.
Interestingly, the researchers who made the discovery were not really looking for viruses or viral genes in the brain, but instead were searching for new ways to treat Alzheimer's disease with now existing drugs.
This helps resurrect an old theory that Alzheimer's could be caused by one or many viruses accumulating in the brain.
It has always been a controversial theory about Alzheimer's disease, often dismissed by experts as a sketchy cul-de-sac off the beaten path from mainstream research.
The team found viral genetic material at far higher levels in Alzheimer's-affected brains than in normal ones. The study titled, "Multiscale Analysis of Independent Alzheimer's Cohorts Finds Disruption of Molecular, Genetic, and Clinical Networks by Human Herpesvirus" appeared in the latest issue of the journal Neuron, this Thursday. "The title of the talk that I usually give is, 'I Went Looking for Drug Targets, and All I found Were These Lousy Viruses, ' " he said. Researchers also found in the new study that the herpes virus was involved in networks that regulate the generation of amyloid proteins. Most abundant were two human herpes viruses, known as HHV6a and HHV7, that infect most people during childhood, often with no symptoms, and then lie dormant in the body.
But that the Herpes viruses might generate a response in the immune system which in turn might increase the collection of a protein called "amyloid" in the brain.
"This is the most compelling evidence ever presented that points to a viral contribution to the cause or progression of Alzheimer's", said one of the study's authors, Sam Gandy, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and psychiatry and director of the Center for Cognitive Health and NFL Neurological Care at Mount Sinai.
Exploring the significance of viruses in the brain is still at its early stages, and a key question is whether pathogens play an active role in causing disease or are opportunistic, taking advantage of neural deterioration. Initially, the team set out to examine differences between healthy brains and those with Alzheimer's in an effort to find novel ways that existing drugs might be used to treat the disease. "The Alzheimer's Association welcomes new ideas in the Alzheimer's field and new avenues to pursue for potential treatments and prevention strategies".
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has been reluctant to back steep tariffs on Chinese goods, fearing the impact on global supply chains. Statement will be out not specific to China, but to all countries that are trying to steal our technology .
He told Fifa .com: "What's the point of us winning [against Germany] if we then go and lose to Sweden or Korea Republic? ". Mexico made it two wins out of two as they edged out South Korea in their Group F match against South Korea in Rostov.
It is unclear now how these new misdemeanors might impact Locklear's parole given her previous arrest for the same offense. It was at that time that Locklear kicked one of the deputies interviewing her and she was arrested on the scene.
The comments came as Syrian government forces advanced in southern Syria, near Jordan's border, leading to more displacement. Kensington Palace shared the photo of modern-day William alongside the one of vintage Kate and her sister Pippa Middleton.
Grande, on her end, is equally as smitten and posted an Instagram Story of her beau on Wednesday, writing, "a flawless specimen". Pete Davidson has finally confirmed his engagement to Ariana Grande in an interview.
Meek Mill , who was released from prison in April, debuted his new song, " Stay Woke ", at the BET Awards Sunday night. Two other South African artists Cassper Nyovest, as well as Distruction Boys, were also nominated.
Correction: Harley-Davidson said it will be moving production to its worldwide factories, not necessarily to factories in Europe. The impact on USA workers because of Harley-Davidson's decision was not immediately clear.
Hurting Neymar gets emotional at the World Cup
Brazil continued to apply pressure to Costa Rica , but they were unable to get a final ball into the area. Though the Costa Rica team defended well but were of no challenge to Brazil whatsoever.
Supreme Court declines to hear 'Making a Murderer' case
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington sued Stutzman. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that Dassey's conviction was voluntary and thus, his conviction stands.
Last gasp Shaqiri seals Swiss win over Serbia
Shaqiri then nearly put his side in front as his wonderful left-footed curler, aimed for the top corner, hit the upright. Switzerland's manager, who is himself of Bosnian heritage, said: "You should never mix football and politics".
Cardi B Donates $8000 to Family of Boy Murdered in The Bronx
There is also outrage at workers in the bodega , because surveillance video of the attack shows that they did nothing to help him. He wrote: "In the Bronx on 6/20, 15-yr-old Junior Guzman-Feliz was fatally stabbed by the men in the photo (on right)".