Gene mutation offers clue for drugs to stave off Alzheimer's

Jul 11, 2012
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In addition to the story we reported this afternoon, NPR's Jon Hamilton offers this report on another development in Alzheimer's research.

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Finally, there's some good news about Alzheimer's disease. It turns out that a few lucky people carry a genetic mutation that greatly reduces their risk of getting the disease, an Icelandic team reports in the journal Nature . The mutation also seems to protect people who don't have Alzheimer's disease from the cognitive decline that typically occurs with age.

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