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Brain change starts early for infants with gene linked to Alzheimer’s

| | November 27, 2013

For decades, researchers have been trying to determine when brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease first begin in patients. Now, a new study has revealed these variations may occur as early as 6 months of age.

In a new report published in JAMA Neurology, researchers have revealed that infants who carry the gene APOE-E4 – a variant associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease – also tend to have differences in brain development compared to children who don’t have the gene.

Read the full, original story here: Brain imaging differences found in infants with genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

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