Mining big data yields Alzheimer’s discovery


David, who works in Dr Reinmar Hager’s lab at the Faculty of Life Sciences, says: “There is already the ‘reserve hypothesis’ that a person with a bigger hippocampus will have more of it to lose before the symptoms of Alzheimer’s are spotted. By using ENIGMA to look at hippocampus size in humans and the corresponding genes and then matching those with genes in mice from the BXD system held in the Mouse Brain Library database we could identify this specific gene that influences neurological diseases.”

Source: medicalxpress.com

Researcher David Ashbrook and colleagues from the UK and USA used two of the world’s largest collections of scientific data to compare the genes in mice and humans.

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