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Like everyone in the Alzheimer’s community, I believe we need more funding for Alzheimer’s research. We need to investigate all legitimate hypotheses. We need to do it now…..
Most invention and breakthroughs in science are accompanied by what is later described as “a sudden flash of genius.” I have always imagined that this is what will happen when an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is discovered.
This discovery gave birth to the amyloid hypothesis, which holds that the accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain slowly destroys brain cells.

“It means you don’t want to hit A-beta with a sledgehammer,” Dr. Tanzi said. “It says what we need is the equivalent of a statin for the brain so you can dial it down but not turn it off.”

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer’s Reading RoomRead more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com
 

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Alzheimer’s A Sudden Flash of Genius?

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Like everyone in the Alzheimer’s community, I believe we need more funding for Alzheimer’s research. We need to investigate all legitimate hypotheses. We need to do it now…..
Most invention and breakthroughs in science are accompanied by what is later described as “a sudden flash of genius.” I have always imagined that this is what will happen when an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is discovered.
Rudy Tanzi is a professor of neurology and director of the genetics and aging unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. After having a beer with his buddies, Dr. Tanzi went back to his office and looked at his list of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. He noticed that many of the genes looked like genes associated with the so-called innate immune system.
Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer’s Reading RoomRead more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com
 

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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