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Genetically Engineered Mice Show Characteristic Signs Of Alzheimer's, Could Be Ideal Tool For Testing New Therapies

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September 2, 1998
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University Of California, San Francisco
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Laboratory mice genetically engineered to have human apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4) in the brain, a protein associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, show learning and memory problems strikingly similar to those seen in human Alzheimer's patients, according to researchers at the J. David Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco.

Laboratory mice genetically engineered to have human apolipoprotein E4 (apoE4) in the brain, a protein associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, show learning and memory problems strikingly similar to those seen in human Alzheimer's patients, according to researchers at the J. David Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco.


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University Of California, San Francisco. (1998, September 2). Genetically Engineered Mice Show Characteristic Signs Of Alzheimer's, Could Be Ideal Tool For Testing New Therapies. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980902054207.htm
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