Alzheimer’s Disease and Smell Loss
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 Two new Alzheimer’s genes discoveredTwo new Alzheimer’s genes discovered
 
AZoLifeSciences speaks to researchers from Tianjin Medical University about their latest research that led to the discovery of two new genes that are linked to Alzheimer's disease.
 
   Alzheimer’s Disease and Smell LossAlzheimer’s Disease and Smell Loss
 
Anosmia (smell loss) or hyposmia (reduced smell) could be an early and important sign of Alzheimer’s disease before other symptoms begin.
 
   New Alzheimer's model may help test novel treatmentsNew Alzheimer's model may help test novel treatments
 
Our knowledge of Alzheimer's disease has grown rapidly in the past few decades but it has proven difficult to translate fundamental discoveries about the disease into new treatments.
 
   Comprehensive mutation map helps better understand the biological processes underlying Alzheimer'sComprehensive mutation map helps better understand the biological processes underlying Alzheimer's
 
A study published in the journal eLife made all the possible mutations in the amyloid beta peptide and tested how they influence its aggregation into plaques, a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
 
   Ancestral backgrounds can influence Alzheimer's disease risk, finds studyAncestral backgrounds can influence Alzheimer's disease risk, finds study
 
Genetics contributes to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, and the APOE gene is the strongest genetic risk factor, specifically the APOE4 allele.