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A water pill against Alzheimer’s disease

The apolipoprotein E gene ε4 allele (APOE4) is the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Over 60% of patients have at least one APOE4 allele. A drug discovery approach targeting aging and AD transcriptomic signatures suggests bumetanide might prevent or treat AD in people with the APOE4/APOE4 genotype.

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Fig. 1: Workflow used by Taubes et al. to identify bumetanide against Alzheimer’s disease.


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Li, Z., Zhao, N. A water pill against Alzheimer’s disease. Nat Aging 1, 868–869 (2021).

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