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Scientists Spot 4 New Alzheimer's Genes
Date:10/30/2008

h is supported by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund and the U.S. National Institutes of Mental Health.

"Virtually all current research into therapies is based on the Alzheimer's genes that we already know about; so each new gene we find not only enhances our ability to predict and diagnose the disease, but also provides valuable new clues about biochemical events and pathways involved in the disease process," Tanzi said.

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The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about Alzheimer's disease genetics.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCES: Massachusetts General Hospital, news release, Oct. 30, 2008


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