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How a real-life Pikachu could help cure Alzheimer’s

They’re a big step up from in-bred lab mice

Common degu. Source: Wikipedia

We’ve enlisted a whole ark of animals in our hunt to find treatments for Alzheimer’s — ygenetically-engineered mice, rats, chimps, gorillas, orangutans, dogs, and (of course) guinea pigs.

These critters have each helped bring a tiny piece of an incredibly complicated puzzle around what’s broken in…



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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