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Dysfunction in neuronal transport mechanism linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

This is a colorized scanning electron micrograph of a human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuron in culture.  Credit: Thomas Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, UC San Diego.

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. It affects more than 30 million people worldwide, including an estimated 5.4 million Americans. One in 10 persons over the age of 65 has AD; one in three over the age of 85. There are currently no treatments proven to cure or reduce the progression of

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