NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --áMore than 1,000 infectious disease specialists attending IDWeek 2018 in San Francisco feel it isátime for deeper research into the role infectious agents play in triggering and accelerating Alzheimer's disease, saidáLeslie Norins, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Alzheimer's Germ Quest, Inc., upon his return from the conference.áá
He explained that evidence for infectious triggers of Alzheimer'sáhas been published over the years but this possibility has been largely ignored by research funders in government and advocacy groups.áThey instead favored studies of the amyloid plaques and tau tangles which are prevalent in Alzheimer's brains.
"Day versus night," was how Dr. Norins compares the IDweek interest to that he observed at the "AAIC" Alzheimer's conference in Chicago a few weeks earlier.áHe attributed this difference to the fact that while existing ALZ researchers are well versed in neurology and neuroscience, few are expert in the clinical and lab aspects of infectious diseases.
He says there's a new wave of Alzheimer's interest rising in the infectious diseases community, especially since after decades of research and billions of dollars spent on amyloid plaques and tau the root cause of the killer disease remains a mystery and there is still no drug to cure it.
The Foundation of the Infectious Diseases Society of America is currently offering two grants for research on infectious causation of Alzheimer's, funded by Alzheimer's Germ Quest.
Alzheimer's Germ Quest, Inc. is a public benefit corporation headquartered in Naples Florida, devoted to widening and accelerating research into infectious agents as triggers for Alzheimer's disease.ááIt is self-funded, and neither solicits nor accepts outside donations.
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SOURCE Alzheimer's Germ Quest, Inc.
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