NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A project led by researchers at The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine will use a $9.8 million National Institutes of Health award to study the genetics and cell biology of an Alzheimer's disease risk factor, UIC said Tuesday.

In an interdisciplinary study, a UIC scientist will lead a project that includes molecular genetics and cell biology researchers at other institutions to study the APOE gene encoding apoliprotein E, which affects neuron signaling, neurotoxicity, and synaptic function.

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