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Chris Hemsworth Reassures Fans Alzheimer’s Shock Doesn’t Mean Retirement

While filming a documentary exploring the effects of time and age, beloved Australian actor Chris Hemsworth was informed by his doctor that he was eight to ten times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Despite learning he has two copies of the ApoE4 gene – the strongest risk factor gene for Alzheimer’s disease – the …

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Researchers receive $9 million grant to study how 'jumping genes' affect Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $9 million grant to study how ‘jumping genes’ affect Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have identified several gene mutations that cause or contribute to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. But many scientists suspect that other DNA changes may help lead to Alzheimer’s-related brain cell damage and lead to symptoms of confusion and memory loss in patients. In particular, scientists want to understand how segments of DNA that jump …

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“I need to keep that brain going”: Why Cathy has set up a support network for Alzheimer’s professionals

Cathy Roth was inspired to create an Alzheimer’s Professionals Support Network (PALZ) when her husband John, a former surgeon, was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. Key points: PALZ (Professionals with Alzheimer’s) started operations in Ballarat The support network recreates the work environment for group meetings The NGO also operates groups in Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney, …

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