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Researchers Find Gene Variants that May Increase Susceptibility to Alzheimer's Proteins

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:46 am
by Jmac
(Heading out for a bit, when back I'm going to look into this more...)

MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers know that the protein tau develops into tangles in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. But until now they have struggled to understand what factors make you more or less likely to develop these tangles. In a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020, researchers say that they have identified gene variants that are associated with a susceptibility to developing tau deposits in older age...There was no relationship between these new genetic markers and other genes that have previously been identified as related to Alzheimer's risk, including the apolipoprotein E gene, or APOE...

https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/researchers-find-gene-variants-that-may-increase-susceptibility-to-alzheimer/article_f5472e72-f0a1-5deb-86a1-c9a67481f343.html

Re: Researchers Find Gene Variants that May Increase Susceptibility to Alzheimer's Proteins

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:43 am
by FitFoodie
Jmac wrote:(Heading out for a bit, when back I'm going to look into this more...)

MINNEAPOLIS, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers know that the protein tau develops into tangles in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/researchers-find-gene-variants-that-may-increase-susceptibility-to-alzheimer/article_f5472e72-f0a1-5deb-86a1-c9a67481f343.html


I wonder if this research is related?
https://www.genengnews.com/news/protect ... dentified/

Re: Researchers Find Gene Variants that May Increase Susceptibility to Alzheimer's Proteins

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:18 am
by Jmac
FitFoodie wrote:I wonder if this research is related?
https://www.genengnews.com/news/protect ... dentified/


That was fascinating. It kind of seemed they took a broader look, expanding the narrow approach of the other. We are living in amazing times!

Re: Researchers Find Gene Variants that May Increase Susceptibility to Alzheimer's Proteins

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:53 am
by FitFoodie
Jmac wrote:
FitFoodie wrote:I wonder if this research is related?
https://www.genengnews.com/news/protect ... dentified/


That was fascinating. It kind of seemed they took a broader look, expanding the narrow approach of the other. We are living in amazing times!


I agree and am hopeful.