5 Genes May Underlie Lewy Body Dementia, With Overlap in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

5 Genes May Underlie Lewy Body Dementia, With Overlap in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

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5 Genes May Underlie Lewy Body Dementia, With Overlap in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

Five genes appear to be involved in the onset and development of Lewy body dementia (LBD), a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by toxic protein clumps, known as Lewy bodies, inside brain cells, a study by a branch of the National Institutes of Health reported. Some of these genes are also associated with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, reinforcing the likelihood of ties between LBD and these two neurodegenerative diseases. “Lewy body dementia is a devastating brain disorder for which…

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