• Alzheimer's as an autoimmune disease: ‘We will need competence in the area of immunology'

    1 month ago - By Healio

    What if Alzheimer's disease, a neurological disorder that has confounded researchers since its identification in 1907, were not a brain disorder at all? What if it were instead an autoimmune disease that attacks the brain?
    That is the idea proposed in a recent paper published in Alzheimer's & Dementia by Donald F. Weaver MD, PhD, senior scientist with the Krembil Brain Institute and professor of chemistry, medicine and pharmaceutical science at the University of Toronto. In that paper, Weaver suggests a new mechanistic model of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of
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