Harvard Researchers Uncover Mechanisms of Genetic Mutations that lead to familial Alzheimer’s disease

Harvard Researchers Uncover Mechanisms of Genetic Mutations that lead to familial Alzheimer’s disease
shutterstock_181673738A recently published study conducted by a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston, suggests that the currently held assumptions about the pathogenic mutation process associated with the onset of inherited or familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) may be inaccurate. The study entitled “Presenilin-1 Knock-in Mice Reveal Loss-of-Function Mechanism for Familial Alzheimer’s Disease,” aimed to address the important unanswered questions as to whether a specific mutation may be responsible for compromising the essential functions in the brain that result in FAD.  The results were published in the latest issue of Neuron.

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