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19 - 09 - 2016

Video – Animal models of Alzheimer’s disease at the CNRS

Luc Buée, head of research at the CNRS, Morvane Colin, lecturer, and Sabiha Eddarkoui, design engineer, explain in a video how animal models of Alzheimer’s disease are considered and then created. This disease results from the accumulation of amyloid plaques in the brain and Tau proteins in neurones which degenerate. These researchers have produced rodent models (mice and rats) in which a virus induces the production of Tau in the neurons of the brain. The researchers explain how these models are used to study memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease and find a way to detect, prevent and treat this disease. These researchers collaborate with clinicians from the Hospital University in Lille.