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Animal research, Health

10 - 02 - 2016

Alzheimer: a new mouse model

« A new mouse model will finally allow the study of early stages of Alzheimer’s disease », that is to say, before the appearance of amyloid plaques and tau protein aggregations in the brain, say INSERM researchers. To obtain the model, scientists introduced a viral vector containing genes that cause Alzheimer’s disease in the brain of healthy rodents.