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BBSRC Science Snapshots

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Highlights from: 20 years of bioscience

Bright brain cells

Image: Danielle John, University of Leeds
Image: Danielle John, University of Leeds

The brain cells shown in the images above may play a role in the formation of new memories, and therefore the knowledge gained through studying them could help to diagnose, monitor or treat Alzheimer’s disease.

BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Leeds have been looking at these brain cells to help them understand the biological events that lead up to people developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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