• By Dana Sparks

New Risk Factors For Neurodegenerative Diseases

June 6, 2012

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida are building a case that says neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease are primarily caused by genes that are too active or not active enough, rather than by harmful gene mutations.  “If we can identify the genes linked to a disease that are too active or too dormant, we might be able to define new drug targets and therapies. That could be the case for both neurodegenerative disease as well as disease in general.” says lead investigator Nilufer Taner, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist and neuroscientist.

For more information read news release: Dr. Taner New Risk Factors  

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