Rare Gene Mutation Could Galvanize Alzheimer’s Research …….


 

 Rare Gene Mutation Could Galvanize Alzheimer’s Research

 On Wednesday, scientists announced a finding that was published in the journal Nature. A single gene which causes the rare, early-onset form of Alzheimer’s disease can also carry a mutation that serves to protect against the disease. This mutation blocks the build-up of excess beta amyloid, and shows that beta amyloid is ‘the prime therapeutic target,’ says Rudy Tanzi, Chair of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium. 

Cure Alzheimer’s funded researcher Sam Gandy called the finding extraordinarily important, the most significant in the field since researchers first reported a mutation that leads to the disease 22 years ago.

 

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Author of books and articles on support and experiences of living with a mentally ill family member. My aim in blogging is to let others see how a loving family, with a father and husband who is able to give unconditional love, can help the family cope. Many call me the blogging grandma.'

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