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Feinstein Institute researchers identify new genes associated with cognitive ability

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MANHASSET, NY, and RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research discovered dozens of new genetic variations associated with a person’s general cognitive ability. The findings, which were published online today in Cell Reports, have the potential to help researchers develop more targeted treatment for cognitive and memory disorders. “For the first time,… read more

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Feinstein scientist receives NIH grant to identify genetic risks for Alzheimer’s disease

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MANHASSET, NY – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Assistant Professor Yun Freudenberg-Hua, MD, has been awarded a five-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute on Aging to identify genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. A better understanding of the genetic causes of the disease will help develop possible treatments for the estimated… read more

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