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Recent insights and developments in the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease with regards to neuroinflammation

Waalboer, M. T. (2016) Recent insights and developments in the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease with regards to neuroinflammation. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease is a widespread neurodegenerative disease that is commonly associated with the elderly population. In recent years our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has broadened. Besides Tau-tangles and amyloid- β plaques, neuroinflammation has received increased attention as a possible key factor for the pathogenic progression of the disease. Recent findings have sparked a debate on whether or not neuroinflammation itself might be the cause or rather a consequence of this complex disease. As of today no treatment exist that fully ameliorates the disease up to satisfactory standards. Because of the increasing age of the world population the demands for preventive measures or possibly a cure have never been higher. This article attempts to shine it’s light on several of the new and emerging theories behind the origin of Alzheimer’s disease in conjunction to neuroinflammation and possible treatment options that might arise from it.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:13
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:13
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/14040

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