Scientists say they have identified a rare gene mutation in a Colombian woman, that could be helping protect her from the onset of Alzheimer’s disease | BBC News
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Just days after news that an ultra-rare form of a cholesterol-related gene called APOE protected a Colombian woman from developing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (as one of her other genes supposedly fated her to), a second study is providing even stronger...Read more
Why Didn’t She Get Alzheimer’s? The Answer Could Hold a Key to Fighting the Disease | The New York Times
A genetic mutation said she was destined to get Alzheimer’s in her 40s, just like her family members in the Colombian kindred with a rare form of the disease. But remarkably, she experienced no cognitive decline until her 70s....Read more
Northern Arizona University undergraduate researcher Christopher Keefe has been awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship for his role in an Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium / NAU project.
Keefe is developing open source QIIME 2 plugins for analysis of the gut microbiome in 3xTg-AD mice. The goal is for these computational methods to help answer key questions in ecology and human health. Those methods can then be...Read more