The maddening saga of how an Alzheimer’s ‘cabal’ thwarted progress toward a cure for decades

By Sharon Begley

June, 25, 2019

In the 30 years that biomedical researchers have worked determinedly to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, their counterparts have developed drugs that helped cut deaths from cardiovascular disease by more than half, and cancer drugs able to eliminate tumors that had been insurable.  But for Alzheimer’s, not only is their no cure, there is not even a disease-slowing treatment.  (See link for article)

I posted on this a year ago when Leslie Norins, Ph.D. wrote this fantastic paper:

Alzheimer’s has had a Cabal similarly to Lyme in that research has been hijacked by a group of individuals with blinders on.  According to Norins, the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association had a conference in London where researchers from 70 countries could share progress.  A keyword index of the presentations showed the largest entries, 110, were for amyloid/APP.The next most common item was tau, the tangled protein, with 85 entries. Inflammation—the body’s reaction to something—had 45 mentions.  Presentations of germ importance had only single digit presence: prion proteins (8 entries), infectious disease (4 entries), bacteria (1 entry). Virus was not even listed as a keyword.

Yet numerous researchers have doggedly fought against the myopic focus and have found spirochetes in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients:, and Kris Kristofferson was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s but actually had Lyme disease:  Fantastic read by microbiologist Tom Grier.