March 17th, 2010

Using new approach, Mayo Clinic researchers find level of gene alters risk of Alzheimer’s disease

By Kelley Luckstein

Using sophisticated techniques that scan the genomes of patients, researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida have found that a gene appears to either help protect against development of Alzheimer's disease, or promote the disorder depending on the level of gene in the brain…

 

The Mayo researchers were one of the groups that first found an association between IDE and Alzheimer's several years ago, but these new findings now offer a novel theory about how the gene could be involved in the disease process.

 

R&D, 3/15/2010

 

Additional coverage: ScienceBlog

Tags: alzheimer's disease, genomes, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Neurology

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