Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Links Gene to Cholesterol; Research Could Lead to Drugs for Atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's

Published: Oct 12, 2007

MIT researchers have discovered a link between a gene believed to promote long lifespan and a pathway that flushes cholesterol from the body. The finding could help researchers create drugs that lower the risk of diseases associated with high cholesterol, including atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and Alzheimer's disease.

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