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

It's the only evidence of the disease found in a wild animal


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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Dolphins in pictures

Dolphins in pictures