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  1. Elegant study although I still wonder why it is so hard to kill neurons in rodent brain. It just seems curious to me that it takes that much effort to document neuronal loss. Also, when the amyloid deposits are that aggregated, is it "toxicity" or just mechanical, i.e. a big blob sitting in the middle of the brain eventually kills the nearby neurons.

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