Researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s disease In brains of dolphins

A research effort conducted by an international team of scientists revealed signs of Alzheimer's disease in the brains of dolphins.

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Experts at Oxford University carried out tests on an animal that washed up on the Spanish coast.

A member of the team said: "It is very rare to find signs of full-blown Alzheimer's disease in non-human brains.

"This is the first time anyone has found such clear evidence of the protein plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer's disease in the brain of a wild animal."

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Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) swimming along ocean floor, Red Sea.
Selwo Marina, Benalmadena, Spain.
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Grand Bahama.
Bottlenose dolphins, Honduras.
Wild spinner dolphins off the Big Island of Hawaii.
Monterey Bay, California.
Caribbean Sea, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras.
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