//Words of Encouragement

The Microbial Connection

We are happy that Alzheimer’s Germ Quest is putting emphasis on the microbial connection to Alzheimer’s Disease. The literature contains multiple lines of evidence that a microbial basis with concomitant inflammation is a possibility.


Prof. Charles Greenblatt and Prof. Benjamin Klein
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Hebrew University, Jerusalem

2018-09-28T09:41:13+00:00 September 28, 2018|Words of Encouragement|

A transformative endeavour

Visionary. This is the first time anybody has offered a prize like this.  It’s transformative, and will garner tremendous interest among scientists.


Dr. George Perry
Dean, College of Sciences
Professor of Biology
Semes Chair in Neurobiology
University of Texas-San Antonio

2018-03-15T10:36:07+00:00 February 22, 2018|Words of Encouragement|

Herpes Virus is a Major Cause

Incontrovertible evidence that a herpes virus is a major cause of Alzheimer’s disease is accumulating. This generous award will surely encourage others to aid the long quest to understand and treat this dreadful disease.  


Prof. Ruth F. Itzhaki
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Oxford

2018-01-28T13:43:34+00:00 February 4, 2018|Words of Encouragement|

Microbes Too Often Overlooked

I am very happy to see this additional attention to the role of microbes, which are too often overlooked in Alzheimer’s research.


Prof. Douglas Kell
Research Chair in Bioanalytical Sciences,
School of Chemistry
and Manchester Institute of Biotechnology,
The University of Manchester

2018-01-28T13:32:18+00:00 February 2, 2018|Words of Encouragement|

Challenge Can Stir Needed Support

Spirochetes and other microbes seem to be playing important roles in Alzheimer’s. Hopefully, this challenge will stir more interest and more financial support to expand the needed research. 


Judith Miklossy MD, PhD, DSc
Prevention Alzheimer International Foundation
International Alzheimer Research Center
Martigny-Croix, Switzerland


Handbook of Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease
IOS Press 2017

2018-01-28T13:27:54+00:00 February 1, 2018|Words of Encouragement|

Incentive to Challenge Doctrine

The Alzheimer’s field awaits a paradigm change; this far-sighted initiative provides a new incentive to researchers to challenge established doctrine and come up with something new.


Prof Richard Lathe
Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine
University of Edinburgh

2018-01-28T13:26:52+00:00 January 29, 2018|Words of Encouragement|

An Important Area of Research

This project spotlights and stimulates an important area of research.

Dr. Mario Clerici
Professor of Immunology and Immunopathology
Head, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation,
Università degli Studi di Milano
Scientific Director
SM Nascente Scientific Institute, IRCCS

2018-01-29T10:48:39+00:00 January 28, 2018|Words of Encouragement|

Wholeheartedly in support

“I am wholeheartedly in support of your project, especially since women develop Alzheimer’s at a higher rate than men.  I’ll be pleased to help in any way I can.” 

Kamran S. Moghissi, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ret.)
Wayne State University

2018-01-26T16:14:20+00:00 January 26, 2018|Words of Encouragement|