Monday, September 2, 2013
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.