BYU studying Alzheimer's treatment

Published on December 01, 2017 at 11:05AM

(Provo, UT) — A new study led by researchers from Brigham Young University may lead to an eventual treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

The study uses information from the Utah Population Database to find people who are more than 80-years-old who have not developed Alzheimer’s despite carrying a gene that is often found in Alzheimer’s patients.

The research by scientists from BYU, the University of Utah, Utah State University and other groups shows that reducing levels of one particular gene could keep Alzheimer’s from developing.

The study was published this week in the journal “Genome Medicine.”