Aged chimpanzees exhibit Alzheimer’s pathology

Written by Hannah Makin

Recent findings, published in Neurobiology of Aging, suggest that there could be pathological similarities between the aged brain of a chimpanzees and the brain of a human with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This multi-institution study included researchers from Georgia State University (GA, USA), The George Washington University (WA, USA), Kent State University (OH, USA), Barrow Neurological Institute (AZ, USA), Yerkes National Primate Research Center (GA, USA) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (NY, USA). Associate Professor at the Kent State University, Mary Ann Raghanti, explained the significance of these findings: “Very few studies have investigated AD pathology in...

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