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Possible link between Alzheimer's disease and gut microbiome found in mice – new study

By Catherine Purse, PhD Candidate, Quadram Institute
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Researchers may have found an unlikely contributor to the development of Alzheimer’s disease: the bacteria in your gut. Their study, published in the journal Science, suggested that certain gut bacteria increase the brain damage seen in mice with an Alzheimer’s-like disease.

In Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia – proteins build up abnormally in the brain. One of these proteins is called…The Conversation

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