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'Mini Brain' Developed by Scientists Helps Observe the Cycle of Alzheimer's Disease

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  January 20, 2015 at 10:24 AM Research News   - G J E 4
Researchers are using state-of-the-art stem cell technology to develop a better understanding of how Alzheimer's disease starts and then progresses. Dr. Rick Livesey and his team at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge have made a 'mini brain' that scientists can use to observe the disease for its entire cycle.
 'Mini Brain' Developed by Scientists Helps Observe the Cycle of Alzheimer's Disease
'Mini Brain' Developed by Scientists Helps Observe the Cycle of Alzheimer's Disease
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The new study by Dr. Livesey has provided a deeper insight into the development of Alzheimer's disease. The Alborada Trust granted 2 million pounds over five years for the research which enabled Dr. Livesey and his team to see if there was a way to replicate sporadic Alzheimer's disease. Their findings can be used in the development of new drugs.

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