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Video: Why study mouse lemurs?

Like humans, mouse lemurs sometimes develop amyloid brain plaques and other Alzheimer's-like symptoms as they age. Because mouse lemurs are primates, they are a closer genetic match to humans than mice or rats are.

dateFeb 09, 2018 in Other
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New Alzheimer's research method uses muons

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. This makes fundamental research on the precise cause of the illness of vital importance. One of the possible suspects is a certain protein filled with iron. Leiden ...

dateSep 06, 2017 in General Physics
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New method to catch notorious Alzheimer protein

Medical doctors see lumps of the protein A β-peptide in Alzheimer patients' brains. They are not sure however if this causes the disease, or if it's a consequence of the damage these proteins do on brain membranes. Resolving ...

dateMar 16, 2016 in Biochemistry
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