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Do We All Have Alzheimer's Completely Wrong? This Man Says Yes

05/04/2015 03:06 pm ET | Updated May 04, 2015
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Throughout his career, Duke University neurology professor Allen Roses has challenged what for decades has been the prevailing orthodoxy in Alzheimer’s research: Namely, the “amyloid hypothesis,” which suggests that a protein called beta-amyloid clogs up the brain, killing neurons and causing the dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

“Beta-amyloid is the result [of Alzheimer’s], rather than a cause,” he says.

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