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Scientists ID Alzheimer’s Gene - Researchers Find New Gene That Puts Older People at Increased Risk for Alzheimer’s

 
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(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Researchers found a new gene that puts older people at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The finding could lead to new and better treatments for the condition.

The investigators explain the new gene – dubbed CALHM1 – serves as a channel for calcium in the brain. But certain variations of the gene can also influence amyloid-ß peptides, which are responsible for the deadly plaque build up characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
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