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Animal model opens way to test Alzheimer’s disease therapies

Our knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease has grown rapidly in the past few decades but it has proven difficult to translate fundamental discoveries about the disease into new treatments. Now researchers at the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis, have developed a model of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease in rhesus macaques. The macaque model, published March 18 in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association could allow better testing of new treatments.