Video Series Informs About the Possible Role of Germs in Alzheimer’s

Video Series Informs About the Possible Role of Germs in Alzheimer’s
Addressing fundamental questions about the possibility that Alzheimer’s disease might be brought about by infections, Alzheimer’s Germ Quest has released a series of eight videos, each about one minute long. Alzheimer’s Germ Quest supports research into the prospective infectious quality of the disease the Alzheimer’s Association says affects one in 10 people age 65 and older. It also sponsors the $1 million Alzheimer’s Germ Quest Challenge Award for investigators, for which the deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2020. The prize winner will be announced no later than March 31, 2021. Video subjects include brain microbes, prospective evidence of transmittal, slow-surfacing infections such as herpes zoster, and possible positive effects of antibiotics. “Historically, research has proven many illnesses not initially suspected of being infectious are linked to germs including polio, ulcers and malaria,” Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, and CEO of the privately held Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, said in a press release. In the videos, questions and answers are explained by Norins, a veteran medical publisher and former infectious disease and immunology researcher who five years ago became interested in what was known about the causes of Alzheimer’s.  After a two-year study of scientific liter
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