Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Identified
In this article, researchers from a group of 44 universities and research institutions in the United States have identified four new genes that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Each gene has its own effects and can lead to loss of brain function. This discovery offers new approach of causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Director of Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Dr. David Bennett, says that these findings can help us to better understand the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and believes that it can lead to treatment and prevention of it. All the consortia analyzed over 54,000 peoples. Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium conducted genetic analysis, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center contributed valuable clinical and genomic data and the rests confirmed the data from additional peoples. The four genes that were confirmed were MS4A, CD2AP, CD33, and EPHA1. With discovery of these genes it will help to find the causes of the disease and will led to discovery of drug that could prevent it. This article is interesting to me because discovery of these four new genes can help us prevent the Alzheimer’s disease and can help us lead to drug that could treat this disease.