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Gene that boosts Alzheimer’s risk might protect against it too

Carrying a specific version of the apolipoprotein E, or <i>APOE</i>, gene is one of the most important genetic risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s …

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Genetically Modified Rat Is Promising Model For Alzheimer's

A rat with some human genes could provide a better way to test Alzheimer's drugs.<p>The genetically modified rat is the first rodent model to exhibit the full range of brain changes found in Alzheimer's, researchers report in <i>The Journal of Neuroscience</i>.<p>"It's a big step forward" for drug development, …