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Medicine: Alzheimer’s Disease #1030345

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 07, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) Research on drugs to lower the beta amyloid protein that may be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease featured; details given about the study of families like the Heinrichs of Davenport, Iowa, who carry a genetic mutation, and the need for testing younger people who are at risk. [Study participants Rachel HUBER-HEINRICHS†, Joe HEINRICHS†- talk about not wanting to know if they have the gene.] [Washington University Dr. John MORRIS†- says brain changes that result in Alzheimer dementia occur 15-20 years before symptoms.] [Mount Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Sam GANDY†- notes the test will be performed at perhaps age 40.]

Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert

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