Research paths

Alzheimer’s disease research on new treatments is too focused on amyloid build-up in the brain and doesn’t pay adequate attention to other promising research paths, according to a new book.  “Alzheimer’s Disease Research: What has guided research so far and why it is high time for a paradigm shift”, by Professor Christian Behl, was published by Springer Nature on 10 August.  In the book Professor Behl argues that it is time to re-evaluate the amyloid cascade hypothesis and raises questions about research strategies, the funding landscape and what he regards as a too narrow focus on one dominating hypothesis.

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