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

A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's desease, looks at an old picture of herself on March 18, 2011 in a retirement house in An
A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's desease, looks at an old picture of herself on March 18, 2011 in a retirement house in Angervilliers, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo credit should read SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)

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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