Racial differences in Alzheimer’s disease unveiled – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


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Findings suggest possible race-linked variations on how disease arises, develops

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African-Americans may be twice as likely as Caucasian Americans to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but nobody knows why because studies investigating the underlying causes of illness have historically drawn from a nearly all-white pool of research participants. Consequently, little is known about how the neurodegenerative disease arises and progresses in people of non-Caucasian…

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