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Study is first to show role of genomic changes in specific brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease

New research—which studied genomic changes in different types of brain cells—has yielded a potentially surprising result: many of the changes in Alzheimer’s disease are in brain cells other than neurons, the cells that actually die as the disease progresses. The cutting-edge research also revealed a number of new genes not previously implicated in dementia, which could be targets for future drug development.