Tag Archives: Innovation in Genetics

Genetic Research (Based on Yeast) Into Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 4, November 2011]. Summary The Daily Express reported a major breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research which could one day assist in early detection of the … Continue reading

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Exosomes: a Breakthrough in Delivering Gene Therapy to the Brain

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Abstract A new way of delivering drugs to the brain uses the body’s own “transporters”, called exosomes. This technique of drugs … Continue reading

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Genes Involved in Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Identified (Genome-Wide Association Studies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Abstract Five further genes which increase the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease have been identified, taking the number of identified … Continue reading

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Common Genetic Risk Factor Links Alzheimer’s Disease and Type 2 Diabetes (SorCS1)

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 3 October 2010]. Abstract Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 Diabetes are both complex diseases. Known risks for both include high cholesterol, obesity and vasculopathy. These risk factors … Continue reading

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