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Leslie Norins, M.D., Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, explains the project’s origins, why microbes are suspects, and the $1 Million Challenge Award for the Alzheimer’s Germ.

Rainey Norins, V.P. of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, describes how Alzheimer’s disease affected her mother and other relatives.

Sheila Schutz, Goodwill Ambassador for Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, lost her husband, Peter, to Alzheimer’s. He was the former CEO of Porsche International.

Dr. Leslie Norins explains the campaign to increase NIH research grants for investigating microbes in Alzheimer’s. This funding is now increasing.

PRX Public Radio Feature

January 23, 2020
Length 28:10

Infectious Agents and Alzheimer’s Disease

Reported by: Deborah Van Fleet

Listen to Dr. Leslie Norins explain why Alzheimer’s Germ Quest is offering a $1 million “challenge award” to the scientist or team who can make a persuasive case for a microbe, or germ, causing Alzheimer’s Disease, by the end of 2020. And prominent Alzheimer’s researchers present their evidence — gathered over decades — that Herpes Simplex 1 and other microbes contribute to, if not cause, the development of amyloid plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers, which lead to debilitating dementia. Additionally, a Columbia University Medical Center researcher talks about the first clinical trial, currently underway, of an antiviral medication’s ability to slow Alzheimer’s Disease in participants who test positive for Herpes Simplex.

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