Gene linked to Alzheimer`s found

Scientists have discovered a gene that could lead to treatment for Alzheimer`s disease.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010, 10:12 AM IST

London: Scientists have discovered a gene that could lead to treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer`s disease, stroke or brain tumours.

The gene, Sox9, plays a critical role in how stem cells behave and is crucial to developing the central nervous system, reports express.co.uk.

"We are one step closer to correcting damaged nerve cells which would be a huge leap forward for the millions with Alzheimer`s, stem cell-related brain tumours or who have suffered from a stroke," said James Briscoe, of the Medical Research Council(MRC) who headed the study.

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