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How Do Genes Affect Alzheimer’s Risks?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Although there is a strong association between the ApoE4 gene and the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers do not know what role this gene plays in the disease. A recent study provides new clues: in mice, ApoE4 damages the blood vessels that provide nutrients to the brain. Continue reading