Scientists find signs of 'full blown' Alzheimer's disease in DOLPHINS
Source: Daily Mail
For the first time, scientists have discovered evidence of Alzheimer’s disease in a wild animal, after detecting ‘full-blown’ symptoms in the brains of dolphins.
Dolphins, like humans, are somewhat unique in that they can go on living for many years after they are capable of reproducing. And, the findings now suggest Alzheimer’s may be among the costs of a long lifespan.
The study suggests alterations in insulin function may leave both humans and dolphins susceptible to the disease.