Monday, January 15, 2007

Alzheimer's Mutation

New Scientist is reporting that researchers in Canada have found that a mutation in the SORL1 gene results in production of toxic fragments of the beta-amyloid protein, which is thought to trigger neurological damage. This find could lead to a drug to increase production of the protein that harmlessly recycles amyloids. I just hope this treatment is available before I start to show symptoms. In the meantime, I guess I should redouble my efforts to learn Japanese.

No comments:

Post a Comment