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HONG KONG – Newly launched Chinese biotech Brii Biosciences is looking to use an experienced management team, partnerships and $260 million in initial funding to bring innovative medicines to its home market faster. Its initial focus will be infectious diseases.

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GWAS in Chinese population implicates immune system in Alzheimer's disease

A study has identified common genetic variants in the Chinese population contributing to the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) that possibly exert functional effects through the immune system, which could have important implications for AD management.

The search continues for promising biomarkers and effective disease-modifying therapies for AD. The current drug development approaches mainly target the disease's hallmark pathology of amyloid-beta (Abeta) protein accumulation in the brain leading to Abeta plaque deposition.

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