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Racial differences in Alzheimer’s disease unveiled

African-Americans may be twice as likely as Caucasian Americans to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but nobody knows why because studies investigating the underlying causes of illness have historically drawn from a nearly all-white pool of research participants. Consequently, little is known about how the neurodegenerative disease arises and progresses in people of non-Caucasian backgrounds. Now, a

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Alzheimer's/Dementia, Around The State|

Alzheimer’s researchers receive Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funding

A team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has been funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI)to study the root causes of neurodegenerative disorders. The project at the School of Medicine will analyze genes that may help protect some patients from Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers suspect that certain variants in TREM2 and another