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Infertile worms resist infection-induced neurodegeneration

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Infertile worms resist infection-induced neurodegeneration

Published on 24th Nov 2015

Published on 24th November 2015

The connections are still obscure, but mounting evidence points to a link between infections, the immune system, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, ALS, and Parkinson's. Now, a team of Duke University researchers has shown that infection with live, pathogenic bacteria causes neurodegeneration in the worm C. elegans.

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