Monday, September 2, 2013

Tracking Developments in Alzheimer's Research

A gene associated with Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans was discussed in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The JAMA report suggests lipid metabolism is an important pathway for late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans, a finding that parallels genetic research in individuals of European ancestry.  The study was part of the analytical work of the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium, funded by a multi-million dollar 5-year grant from the National Institute on Aging. 

The Consortium's website also offers background information on Alzheimer's disease, as well as reports on national and international research teams.

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