Posts Tagged ‘genetics’

GeneLinkBetweenDiabetesAndAlzheimer's

Gene May Link Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease

In recent years it became clear that people with diabetes face an ominous prospect – a far greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Now researchers at The City College of New York (CCNY) have shed light on one reason why. Biology Professor Chris Li and her colleagues have discovered that a single gene forms a […]

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Why is Alzheimer’s More Destructive to Women?

Many women suffer memory loss and/or confusion at some point in their lives, but as many as 5 million Americans suffer from a much more serious disease, Alzheimer’s. According to statistics from the National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in older people. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease; […]

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Nonprofit Research Institute Building $1.1 Billion Lab At UConn Health Center | Alzheimer’s Articles, Information and Resources

A Bar Harbor, Maine-based genetics research institute plans to build a $1.1 billion laboratory at the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday morning. A source close to the administration said that The Jackson Laboratory, founded in 1929 and one of the oldest genetic research labs in the world focusing […]

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Cancer Protein’s Surprising Role as Memory Regulator

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have found that a common cancer protein leads a second, totally different life in normal adult brain cells: It helps regulates memory formation and may be implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. Cyclin E is a well-known culprit that drives many types of solid tumors and blood cancers. […]