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Protein may hold the key to who gets Alzheimer's
Pam Belluck
March 19, 2014

It is one of the big scientific mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease: Why do some people whose brains accumulate the plaques and tangles so strongly associated with Alzheimer’s not develop the disease? Now, a series of studies by Harvard scientists suggests a possible answer, one that could lead to new treatments if confirmed by other research. Bruce A. Yankner, professor of genetics, is the lead author of the new study.

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