Replicated human brain cells may help unravel Alzheimer's origins

October 13, 2014 2:10 PM

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The researchers in a breakthrough produced 'Alzheimer's in a Dish' that is a petri dish consisting of human brain cells that develop the significant structures of Alzheimer's disease. This is helping them in finding ways of studying Alzheimer's origins and also medications to cure the medical condition.

According to Rudolph E. Tanzi, the main researcher, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, it was recommended by his co-worker Doo Yeon Kim to produce human brain cells in a gel wherein they formed networks, as in the case of a real brain.

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