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(Source: ScienceBlog) - Research suggests that chronic inflammation can predispose the brain to develop Alzheimer's disease.
Myriam
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 2:24 PM
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From Alzheimer's Daily News:

 

 (Source: Boston University Medical Center) - In a genome-wide association (GWA) study, researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health have identified several genes which influence degeneration of the hippocampus, the part of the brain most associated with Alzheimer disease (AD). The study demonstrates the efficacy of endophenotypes for broadening the understanding of the genetic basis and pathways leading to AD.

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