It’s Time to Find the “Alzheimer’s Germ” – Executive Summary 2020-12-07T09:26:26+00:00

Executive Summary
It’s Time to Find the “Alzheimer’s Germ”

By Leslie C. Norins, M.D., Ph.D.

Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-biggest cause of death in the U.S., continues to increase alarmingly, with 303 dying per day. Despite billions of dollars spent on research over decades, its root cause is still unknown. So far, there is no simple diagnostic test, cure, or preventive.

Most research efforts, and monies, so far have been focused on two suspicious items found in patients’ brains, amyloid plaques and protein tangles. However, few clinically helpful results have yet been obtained.