Friday, August 4, 2017

Icelandic Genetic Mutation Found to be Protective Against Alzheimer's

  Researchers studied 1,795 Icelanders and found a coding mutation (A673T) in the APP gene that protects against Alzheimer's disease and decline in memory.
  This finding provides proof of principle for the hypothesis that reducing Beta-cleavage of APP may protect against the disease.
Nature 488, 96-99 Aug 2