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Alzheimer's Linked to Epigenetic Changes in Immune Cells Outside The Brain

Mike McRae

Feb 13, 2024

Immune cells in the blood of people with Alzheimer's disease exhibit subtle changes to how their genes are read, which could be a way the body primes itself to fight this insidious neurodegenerative disorder.

Researchers from Northwestern University in the US found sections of DNA in the peripheral immune cells of Alzheimer's patients unwind in a specific way, exposing genes that could help mount a response inside the brain.

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