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New gene triples risk
for Alzheimer´s disease

Associated Press, by Marylynn Marchione

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/15/2012 5:52:17 PM

Scientists have identified a new gene variant that seems to strongly raise the risk for Alzheimer´s disease, giving a fresh target for research into treatments for the mind-robbing disorder. (Snip) The main reason scientists are excited by the discovery is what this gene does, and how that might reveal what causes Alzheimer´s and ways to prevent it. The gene helps the immune system control inflammation in the brain and clear junk such as the sticky deposits that are the hallmark of the disease. Mutations in the gene may impair these tasks, so treatments to restore the gene's function and quell

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How can we even begin to fund any real medical research under 0bamaCare? Where does the money come for these neverending expensive quests?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 11/15/2012 6:26:20 PM     (No. 9017041)

Further to OP´s comments, I´ve also wondered how medical research will even advance, or why it should advance, when there will be rationing of care. What´s the point?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bettysez, 11/15/2012 7:03:11 PM     (No. 9017089)

I also anticipate that all our free clinics and charitable hospitals like City of Hope, St. Jude´s, etc will have to adhere to the new rules. If any old goat needs a pacemaker or hip surgery, better get it today.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: toddh, 11/15/2012 7:56:10 PM     (No. 9017172)

Is the variant new, or is it newly discovered? Does the reporter know the difference?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/16/2012 4:26:37 AM     (No. 9017651)

Peelousy must have this ´new´ gene. Does botox create the ´new´ gene?

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