CAF Supported Research by Sam Gandy Reveals Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Link

Posted September 30, 2010

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium member, Sam Gandy, published research this week in The Journal of Neuroscience linking genes from Alzheimer’s and Type 2 Diabetes. Gandy and other researchers found that the gene for a protein called SorCS1, which is associated with Type 2 Diabetes, participates directly in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s.

This work is critically important because it gives new targets for therapy and provides new ways of looking at and understanding both diseases. Watch coverage of this important work on MSN and NBC Nightly News.

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Read more about this and how it comes directly from the work of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s AGP project conducted by Rudy Tanzi at Mass General Hospital>

Read about this research in Medical News Today>