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Scientists have found a new possible cause for Alzheimer's disease

from Quartz

From April 21: A clearer understanding of Alzheimer's disease has been one of the the great unmet needs in health care and pharmaceutical research. Billions have been spent developing and testing therapies that have failed. Now, a team led by doctors Matthew Kan and Jennifer Lee at Duke University are questioning a long-held assumption about a cause of the disease, and they released a study in the Journal of Neuroscience that points toward a possible alternative way of thinking about it and treating it. Rather than the result of an immune system activation and overreaction, as current thinking about the causes of the disease suggests, the researchers unexpectedly found it might be the result of immune suppression. more

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