Scientists find anti-Alzheimer's gene mutation - Yahoo! News


Scientists have found a genetic mutation they say protects against Alzheimer’s disease and holds promise for a possible treatment for this form of dementia. More than five percent of people over the age of 60 in the Western world are believed to suffer from dementia, about two-thirds of which is due to Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists in the United States and Europe reported in the journal Nature that they had found a gene coding mutation, A673T, that protects against both Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline in elderly people who do not have the disease.

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