Is Alzheimer's the result of a burnt-out brain?

 作者:琴雍     |      日期:2019-03-08 08:13:02
By Anil Ananthaswamy IS ALZHEIMER’S the result of a burnt-out brain? Healthy young adults carrying a gene variant that is a major risk factor for the disease seem to have extra activity in brain regions related to memory, even when their brains are at rest. The gene APOE codes for a protein thought to help create, maintain and repair neuronal connections. One variant, epsilon 4, is considered the biggest risk factor for getting Alzheimer’s,