New transgenic mouse model with human brain immune cells

06-Aug-2019
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MODEL-AD is an ongoing collaborative project launched in 2016.
MODEL-AD's goal is to produce 40 prospective mouse models for using in Alzheimer's research.
UC Irvine for the first time produced an animal containing functional and growing human microglia.
Research was done by the University of California.
New research was published in the journal Neuron.

Breakthrough will allow scientists to understand more profoundly how Alzheimer's disease progresses
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