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By On October 17th, 2013

Genetic Variant Causes Twice The Brain Tissue Loss in Alzheimer’s Patients

  A specific genetic mutation may explain those who suffer significantly worse impairment from Alzheimer’s disease, as a new study finds the mutation associated with the disease causes double the rate of brain-tissue loss. People with the mutation, called the TREM2 gene variant, may also be likely to develop the disease three years earlier than…

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