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Research Looks at Why Alzheimer’s Strikes Earlier Among Hispanics

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by ALICE MELÃO

Investigators at University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth want to understand why people of Hispanic descent develop cognitive loss and Alzheimer’s disease earlier than non-Hispanics.

Their new study, funded by a $12 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, aims to add knowledge on the early events that cause Alzheimer’s. It may also lead to more personalized and adequate therapies based on the specific biology of Hispanics.

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