The TREM2 gene, known to play a role in the immune system, triples the risk of developing Alzheimer’s

The findings, which are published in the New England Journal of Medicine on  have the potential to be the most influential gene discovery for Alzheimer’s in the last two decades.

Funders for the study included the Medical Research Council (MRC) Alzheimer’s Research UK and the Wellcome Trust.

More information on the link below (Medical Research Council)

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http://www.mrc.ac.uk/Newspublications/News/MRC008926

14 Νοεμβρίου, 2012