4/26/2013 – Alzheimer’s: Gene Could Help to Clear Brain Plaques Responsible for the Disease

Mapping out how an Alzheimer’s gene works could lead to new treatments.

So far, nearly two dozen genes scattered across four chromosomes have been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. But identifying such genetic risk factors doesn’t mean that researchers fully understand how they contribute to cognitive decline and dementia. And that understanding is often crucial to turning genetic information into effective treatments.

Read the full article at Time.