New video - mice as a model for Alzheimer's disease

1 February 2011

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Category: Communications & media

mice–mouse–marbles.jpgMice can be used to mimic Alzheimer's disease in humans. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Currently there are no effective treatments so mice models offer one approach to both understanding and developing treatments for Alzheimer's. Here we see mice burying marbles, digging and burrowing.

Watch the video here.

Find out more information about Alzheimer's disease here.

Read more about the science here: Deacon, RMJ. Digging and marble burying in mice: simple methods for in vivo identification of biological impacts. Nat. Protocols 1, 122-124 (2006)