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Five New Alzheimer's Genes Double Total as Doctors Unravel Disease Cause, Cardiff University Study



4/4/2011 7:01:51 AM

Bloomberg -- Five new genes have been definitively linked to Alzheimer’s disease, doubling the total confirmed by scientists and opening new areas for research into an illness that affects 35 million people globally. The genetic pathways were reported in two studies involving more than 50,000 people worldwide. Some of the connections found involve systems that control inflammation and cholesterol in the brain, while others affect how brain cells remove toxic proteins, the researchers wrote in reports published yesterday in the journal Nature Genetics.



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