Animal Research Minute – Could flies and mice help scientists develop new treatments for Alzheimer

Well, the University of Miami reports researchers working with fruit flies and mice have uncovered the mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease. The mechanism they found could protect against and delay the onset of the neurodegeneration that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease. Because this mechanism was discovered in both fruit flies and mice, researchers are hopeful the finding could be the start of developing effective therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.

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