Scientists build a better rat to study Alzheimer's

04/11/2013 | National Public Radio · HealthDay News

Scientists have genetically engineered rats to have genetic mutations that reproduce brain changes seen in people with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers then studied the rats and found that specialized glial cells form before the development of amyloid plaques, and confirmed the role of amyloid plaques in disease development. The study is described in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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