Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Neuroscientists discover roles of gene linked to Alzheimer's

People with a gene variant called APOE4 have a higher risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease: APOE4 is three times more common among Alzheimer's patients than it is among the general population. However, little ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Testing for Alzheimer's genes forces difficult decisions

Last year, Barbara's husband thought it would be fun to learn more about their family's history, so he bought 23andMe gene-testing kits for himself, Barbara and their three daughters for Christmas.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Major Alzheimer's risk factor linked to red wine target

The major genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), present in about two-thirds of people who develop the disease, is ApoE4, the cholesterol-carrying protein that about a quarter of us are born with. But one of the ...

Medical research

Better way to culture central nervous cells found

A protein associated with neuron damage in people with Alzheimer's disease is surprisingly useful in promoting neuron growth in the lab, according to a new study by engineering researchers at Brown University. The findings, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists reveal new clues to Alzheimer's risk gene

(Medical Xpress) -- A study by scientists at the University of Southampton has revealed new clues to why people who carry the Alzheimer's risk gene APOE4 may be more likely to develop the disease.

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