Faulty Gene Leads to Protein Buildup in Alzheimer's, New York University Study

Published: Jun 11, 2010

EurekAlert!-- Researchers have discovered how mutations in the presenilin 1 gene cause early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). The finding, reported online in the journal Cell, opens the door to developing novel treatments for this form of the mind-robbing disease and for the more common, late-onset form that develops later in life and affects millions of people worldwide.

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