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Protective gene mutation gives hope to Alzheimer's drug development

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Alzheimer's researchers got a huge boost last week with the publication of a study showing that a rare genetic mutation prevents the buildup of beta amyloid in the brain.

Mortality rates rise in U.S.

Mortality rates in the U.S. have been worsening over the last 20 years. A new report shows that its world rankings have slid during that period.