How an Alzheimer’s ‘cabal’ thwarted progress toward a cure - STAT

This stifling of competing ideas, say a growing number of scholars, is a big reason why there is no treatment for Alzheimer’s.

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Hasnain says:

This is horrifying and disappointing. A story of how dogma and groupthink - even without active malice - can lead to so much harm.

I had never heard about this before - and it’s quite sad to think of the “what-if”s in this situation.

“The brain, Alzheimer’s researchers patiently explain, is hard — harder than the heart, harder even than cancer. While that may be true, it is increasingly apparent that there is another, more disturbing reason for the tragic lack of progress: The most influential researchers have long believed so dogmatically in one theory of Alzheimer’s that they systematically thwarted alternative approaches. Several scientists described those who controlled the Alzheimer’s agenda as “a cabal.””

Posted on 2019-12-30T08:10:46+0000