Press: Inside Philanthropy

We just love this opening paragraph about our $1 million Alzheimer’s Germ Quest Challenge written by Paul Karon for Inside Philanthropy:

“As we’ve noted before in Inside Philanthropy, high-dollar science prizes are one way that philanthropists of a certain bent seek to drive innovation in areas they believe are being ignored by […]

2018-02-15T16:25:52+00:00 February 16, 2018|News|

Lessons in History: Typhoid (1)

Even before typhoid germs were actually discovered, an epidemic of typhoid was “cured” (stopped) in England by removing the handle from a common hand pump that distributed germ-contaminated water to its users. 

Typhoid fever is a bacterial disease caused by Salmonella typhi. It was first identified in 1880 by Karl […]

2018-02-16T14:13:45+00:00 February 16, 2018|News|

Hometown Press: Dr. Norins and the $1 Million ALZ Germ Quest Are Front Page News

Liz, your fine reportage blew me away.  An excellent presentation of the somewhat intricate possibility of microbes.” – Dr. Leslie Norins

On Sunday, February 11, I awoke to find a very nice article about our $1 Million Alzheimer’s Germ Quest project on the front page of our local newspaper’s (Naples Daily News), […]

2018-02-12T09:10:40+00:00 February 12, 2018|News|

Dr. Norins Attends Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Dr. Paul Rothman (at left) and Dr. Leslie Norins chat at the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Conference held in Naples, Florida, on February 7, 2016. Dr. Rothman spoke shortly following a meeting where the two men discussed the Alzheimer’s Germ Quest project.  

Dr. Rothman is Dean of the Johns Hopkins Medical Faculty […]

2018-02-12T09:29:28+00:00 February 8, 2018|News|

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|

Wanted! Dead or Alive… Join the Quest to Capture the Alzheimer’s Germ

NAPLES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 5, 2018 – A tool used by sheriffs in the Wild West—the “Wanted” poster—has been resurrected, and its reward upped to $1 million, to broaden the search for scientists willing to hunt down a germ likely causing Alzheimer’s disease, says Leslie Norins, MD, […]

2018-02-05T10:14:04+00:00 February 4, 2018|News|

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|

The Gates Just Opened for More Funding of Research

When Time magazine wrote about Bill and Melinda Gates’ intent to dedicate $100 million to funding “innovative ideas for treatments that aren’t currently being tested by the pharmaceutical industry,” we were pretty sure our plan to launch the $1 Million Alzheimer’s Germ Challenge was the right decision.

Since the initial […]

2018-02-02T13:24:08+00:00 February 2, 2018|News|

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|