CSIRO tools used to discover two new genetic variants for Alzheimer’s disease
With rates expected to double by 2058, Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia in Australia.
But our scientists are working hard to understand the complex genetics to help treat and prevent Alzheimer’s.
In a paper published in Scientific Reports, researchers outlined their findings of two new genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s, and an additional 95 new gene interactions that may further influence the development of the disease.
Identifying these variants and gene interactions is crucial in Alzheimer’s research, allowing scientists to better understand the causes of the disease – a step closer to being able to treat or prevent it.
Find out more about how we’re fighting against Alzheimer’s disease in the full news release here.
The Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) is CSIRO's digital health research program and a joint venture between CSIRO and the Queensland Government. The AEHRC works with state and federal health agencies, clinical research groups and health businesses around Australia.