New details emerge on Alzheimer’s and dementia in the aged brain

Written by Leigh Nugent

A research team hailing from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, UW Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (all WA, USA) have carried out analysis on 107 human brains to better understand Alzheimer’s and dementia in aging populations. Their findings could impact how dementia and Alzheimer’s are treated in the future. The aim of this research was to establish if correlations previously identified between cognitive status, gene expression and brain pathologies were still present in an aged cohort. Researchers from this team combined traditional and quantitative measures to investigate the relationships between gene expression and age-related neurodegeneration. The...

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