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Dementia

07 March 2011

US team makes memory cells

US researchers have coaxed stem cells into becoming a type of brain cell that dies off early in people with Alzheimer's disease.

US researchers have coaxed stem cells into becoming a type of brain cell that dies off early in people with Alzheimer's disease.

"These are cells that are critically important for memory functions," said Dr Jack Kessler of NorthWestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, who worked on the study.

 

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