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Eight Legs Bad
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Dear all

Melinda Wenner Moyer, who writes regularly for Scientific American, slate.com and other well-known media, has published an article on the infection link in Alzheimer's, including the Borrelia connection.

While we would have liked her to cover Dr Alan MacDonald's recent groundbreaking work, and not just his early work, nevertheless very few journalists are brave enough to cover this "controversial" topic in defiance of Big Pharma conceptions of what Alzheimer researchers should be focussing on - the anti-amyloid drug discovery approach that has consistenly failed dementia victims for decades.

Please read the article (linked from Twitter pages below), and if possible include a comment thanking the author and mentioning the recent discovery of Borrelia DNA inside parasitic nematodes in Alzheimer plaques.

(You can use the websites of the Duray foundation or the Spirochaetal Alzheimers Assocn for material and links to Alan MacDonald's micrographs.)

Also, please re-tweet/respond to the Twitter messages (see below) if you're on Twitter so as to raise the profile of this discussion.

We already heard last week that her article was the MOST READ article on the Aeon website which published it - let's try and keep it up there!

Best
Elena

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https://twitter.com/SpiroAlzAssn

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Here's a quote from the article :

"At a neurodegeneration conference held in Korea in 2016, Moir says attendees were asked to raise their hands if they thought infections might be involved in Alzheimer’s, and a majority of hands went up. ‘Ten years ago, it would have been four guys in a corner, all huddled together, not talking to anyone else,’ Moir says. ‘My impression is that this is an idea whose time has come.’"

Please add your comment, emphasising Dr Alan MacDonald's recent achievements as she has only covered his early work.

You can find details re his discovery of the **specific** DNA of Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia miyamotoi in nematode worms in Alzheimers and other neurodegenerative diseases at the SAA and Duray foundation websites.

Elena

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