Researchers link gene variant to Alzheimer's

06/25/2008 | Yahoo! · Bloomberg

A study found that mutations of the CALHM1 gene may increase an individual's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by allowing calcium to enter brain cells and boosting the production of beta amyloids -- proteins linked to the condition. This could help scientists determine whether drugs would impede the effects of the gene, one of the researchers said.

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