Genetic Variants in Alzheimer's Disease

Genetic Variants in Alzheimer's Disease

by Kevin Morgan
     
 

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Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. The disease is characterised by the loss of synapses and neurons in the cerebral cortexand certain subcortical regions. In the last three years, the genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease has made significant advances; in fact, one could argue more than in the previous two decades. This has resulted in the…  See more details below

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Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia. The disease is characterised by the loss of synapses and neurons in the cerebral cortexand certain subcortical regions. In the last three years, the genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease has made significant advances; in fact, one could argue more than in the previous two decades. This has resulted in the identification of nine new genes and perhaps more importantly the realization that new pathways could be involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s. These new pathways are now legitimate targets for therapeutic intervention, which can possibly lead to treatment or a possible cure. The aim of this book is to put all of the recent genetic data on these new genes into context. Different genetic variants will be discussed, as well as biomarkers and future possibilities. ​

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461473084
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/31/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

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