New Theory on Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Focuses on Battling Brain Infection

Dr. Tanzi’s work suggests that the buildup of toxic plaques in the brain may be a natural response to microbial invaders, and that it may be preventable.

For years, researchers looking for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) focused on ridding the brain of accumulations of a toxic protein called beta-amyloid. The prevailing opinion was that the protein was a sort of brain trash whose accumulation was the precipitating factor in the AD process. Yet, even when scientists found ways to eliminate […]

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