Man's rare condition may lead to new Alzheimer's treatments

August 12, 2014 4:53 PM

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Man's rare condition may lead to new Alzheimer's treatments

A man with a rare disease has shown scientists that there might be a different way to try to halt the devastating damage of Alzheimer's disease.

A mutation of the apolipoprotein E gene (apoE4) has been shown to raise the chances of developing the memory-robbing condition, and experts have wondered how dangerous it would be to treat the patients by eliminating the protein from the brain. Now, researchers report, the answer might lie in the un...

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