An interesting article was sent to me by a helpfull reader. Like I described in my book “Cancer is a Fungus” many mostly unknown illnesses are related to fungi.

Nature published this article about Alzheimer’s Disease. Research shows undoubted proof that Alzheimer is related to fungal infections in certain parts of the brain and also in the blood vessels.

“The possibility that Alzheimer’s disease  has a microbial aetiology has been proposed by several researchers. Here, we provide evidence that tissue from the central nervous system (CNS) of Alzheimer’s disease patients contain fungal cells and hyphae. Fungal material can be detected both intra- and extracellularly using specific antibodies against several fungi.

Different brain regions including external frontal cortex, cerebellar hemisphere, entorhinal cortex/hippocampus and choroid plexus contain fungal material, which is absent in brain tissue from control individuals. Analysis of brain sections from ten additional Alzheimer’s disease patients reveals that all are infected with fungi.

Fungal infection is also observed in blood vessels, which may explain the vascular pathology frequently detected in Alzheimer’s disease patients. Sequencing of fungal DNA extracted from frozen CNS samples identifies several fungal species.

The majority of Alzheimer’s disease patients exhibit pathological lesions of the vascular system in the CNSUp to 90% of Alzheimer’s disease patients present various cerebrovascular pathologies, including cerebral amyloid angiopathy, microinfarcts, haemorrhages and microvascular degeneration.

Collectively, our findings provide compelling evidence for the existence of fungal infection in the CNS from Alzheimer’s disease patients, but not in control individuals.

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Entorhinal cortex sections from ten different AD patients were incubated with different antibodies (anti-C. glabrata, anti-C albicans and anti-P. betae) and are shown in green; human α-tubulin immunostaining is shown in red. Double immunofluorescence assay and confocal microscopy was carried out as indicated in Fig. 1 and Materials and Methods. DAPI appears in blue. Scale bar: 5 μm.

Source: nature.com – Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 15015

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