Slovenian scientists spearhead major dementia discovery

A Slovenian-German-Dutch team of scientists has identified a modification of a protein which plays a role in early-onset frontotemporal dementia, an important insight into the causes of the disease that could lead to the development of new strategies to treat it.

Although rarer than Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia is one of the most common types of dementia in the 45-65 age group, said co-author of the study and project head Boris Rogelj of the Department of Biotechnology at the Jožef Stefan Institute.

It mostly affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain...

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