Signs of Alzheimer’s are found in chimpanzees for the first time in a breakthrough that could help create new drugs to treat the disease in humans

Signs of Alzheimer's disease have been found in the brains of chimpanzees for the first time.
Researchers say it is unclear whether the characteristic 'plaques and tangles' they found cause dementia in the animals.
The team says the Alzheimer's signs were more prominent in older chimps, just like in humans, and that their findings could help develop new drugs for the disease.
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WHAT IS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE?  Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. 
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1 August 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 48
Source: Daily Mail

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