A Flash of Genius Courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room

Posted: Aug. 4, 2010

Bob DeMarco, the editor of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room, has written a great article on Dr. Rudy Tanzi. The article introduces Dr. Tanzi’s theory on abeta’s role in the human brain, which he describes as “a sudden flash of genius.”  He also writes about his frustration with underfunded research projects and failed drug trials. We cannot agree more!

Dr. Tanzi's new hypothesis "says what we need is the equivalent of a statin for the brain so you can dial it down but not turn it off.” The it being beta amyloid, A-beta.

“It means you don’t want to hit A-beta with a sledgehammer,” Dr. Tanzi said. “It says what we need is the equivalent of a statin for the brain so you can dial it down but not turn it off.”

A sudden flash of genius? Or another bridge to no where?

It is too early to tell. I like this way of thinking outside the box. It seems to me the answer will come from outside the box.

Read more the rest of the article here.

Make sure to check the Alzheimer’s Reading Room regularly. The website is an amazing resource for news on Alzheimer’s.

Bob DeMarco is the founder and editor of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room and the caregiver for his 91-year-old mother.