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BYU researchers show rare gene variations doubles Alzheimer's risk

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Dec 11 2013 - 1:05pm

PROVO -- BYU researchers -- including one undergraduate student -- are part of a team that has identified gene variations that double a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.

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Man with Alzheimer's shot dead after knocking on wrong door

Ray Henry, The Associated Press
Dec 9 2013 - 12:52pm

CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. -- The last walk that Ronald Westbrook took began as early as 1 a.m. when he slipped unnoticed from his North Georgia home with his two dogs.It ended three hours later when Westbrook, a 72-year-old who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, knocked in the dark on a stranger's door last month. Police said a man inside that home, 34...

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Sobering future for the fight against Alzheimer's

Randi Weston, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Nov 9 2013 - 6:10pm

OGDEN -- John Kauwe, assistant professor of biology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, delivered a sobering presentation about the myths of Alzheimer's disease at Weber Human Services on Friday afternoon. The talk, hosted by the Utah chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, stressed the dire need for funding of Alzheimer's research...

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