Alzheimer’s Gene Risk Triggers Damage to Blood-Brain Barrier

Jun 30, 2020 by

Although scientists have known for a while that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s, researchers at the University of Southern California recently discovered that the variant is also linked to damage to the blood-brain barrier. This important structure is what helps protect the brain from toxins. The results of the research might help create treatments strategies for Alzheimer’s.