Infertile worms resist infection-induced neurodegeneration

November 24th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Mounting evidence points to a link between infections, the immune response, and neurodegenerative diseases. New findings show that infection with pathogenic bacteria causes neurodegeneration in the worm C. elegans, creating neural changes that are hallmarks of illnesses like Alzheimer's disease in humans. The study also yielded a big surprise: sterile animals appeared to be protected from neurodegeneration.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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