Antibiotics for Alzheimer’s Disease… in Mice

          

            Finding a cure or even a successful therapy for Alzheimer’s disease requires keeping an open mind.  Thankfully, many researchers are keeping their minds open to the possible connection between gut microbes and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.  In research at the University of Chicago, they found that male mice treated with antibiotics showed a resolution of Alzheimer’s type symptoms. 

Who Should You Fear More? A Virus or a Scientist?

Have you ever started down a road only to discover that you’re not really headed where you thought you were going?  At one point, Alzheimer’s scientists set out to search for potential drug targets for this terrible disease.  Somewhere along the research road, they unexpectedly turned a corner and landed themselves somewhere completely different than originally intended.