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Can sheep really help us cure Alzheimer’s?


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The Freemasons Foundation and the Freemasons Charity are helping to fund a University of Auckland research programme studying the markers of Alzheimer’s disease in aged sheep. Their studies have shown for the first time that certain plaques, a pathologic hallmark of Dementia, are also present in the aged sheep brains. This makes the sheep a good candidate for future genetic testing and hopefully the discovery of a way forward in treating the disease.


For more information on the research being undertaken, visit researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/35905

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