Professor Ruth Itzhaki, of Manchester University, claims the virus causes similar protein deposits in the brain to the characteristic plaques of Alzheimer's.
Every human cell contains a 'kill code' which can be triggered to cause its own self-destruction, say Northwestern University, who believe it could be utilised for the future fight against cancer.
Researchers from Newcastle University found in 2035 men will live 3.6 years longer, and women 2.9 years, than they do now, however, two-thirds of this time will be spent suffering from illnesses.
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