Using mice as a model for Alzheimer's disease

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Mice 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 digging and burrowing. Find more information about Alzheimer's here: Deacon, R.M.J. Digging and marble burying in mice: simple methods for in vivo identification of biological impacts. Nat. Protocols 1, 122-124 (2006) can be seen here: