Alzheimer's treated by....designer parasites?

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Alzheimer's treated by....designer parasites?

Postby Braininvat on July 18th, 2017, 1:21 pm 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/opinion/sunday/alzheimers-cure-south-america.html

Could hunter/gatherer tribes in South America offer clues as to a formerly beneficial effect of the Alzheimer gene?

Amyloid plaques, formerly considered the major causal player in dementia, might not be as significant to the pathological process as astrocytes turning on the healthy brain.
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Re: Alzheimer's treated by....designer parasites?

Postby sponge on July 21st, 2017, 2:35 pm 

Thanks for that, BinV. Interesting stuff - it's good to see some new thinking being applied to this pressing problem.
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Re: Alzheimer's treated by....designer parasites?

Postby wolfhnd on July 21st, 2017, 5:36 pm 

Interesting.

I would call it the internal ecosystem. It's a war in there and auto immunity is a civil war.
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