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Search For Alzheimer’s Cure Taking Place Aboard International Space Station

by Johnny Vatican, Medical Daily

The search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases is now also taking place in outer space.

A new and innovative experiment is currently taking place aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that stands to help researchers on Earth make new progress in the fight against aggressive neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells

by Jiu-Chao Yin, Gail Mccormick, Pennsylvania State University, Medical Xpress

A simple drug cocktail that converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain injuries. A team of researchers at Penn State identified a set of four, or even three, molecules that could convert glial cells—which normally provide support and insulation for neurons—into new neurons. A paper describing the approach appears online in the journal Stem Cell Reports on February 7, 2019.

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