Monday, September 07, 2009

Alzheimer's Disease: Advances in Genetic Understanding

A report from The Guardian about ongoing genetics research in Alzheimer's disease:

Alzheimer's research links three genes to disease
Findings hailed as 'huge step' towards earlier testing and better treatment for Alzheimer's
Ian Sample, science correspondent
Sunday 6 September 2009 18.05 BST

Read the article


Anonymous said...

Old news, just wonder why it took so long.
This topic was covered at 12th International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD), Vienna 11-16 July, 2009. Not much attention was paid though.
If you understand that there is a pool of 50-60 genes working together on AD, then you sit tight and wait when other 40 'newly discovered' will appear.

Laura_ICARAstudy said...

Any research that provides additional insight into Alzheimer’s is critical to finding a cure. It is also important for patients and families affected by diseases such as Alzheimer’s to consider participating in clinical studies. One such study is the ICARA (Bapi) Study (, whose goal is to explore if an investigational drug, called Bapineuzumab, can help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. Clinical studies that test new treatments are the best chance we have for fighting this disease. Current therapies for Alzheimer’s treat the symptoms associated with it, not the disease itself.