It was a discovery no one expected, but it could cure a range of neurodegenerative diseases from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s. NOVA Next contributor Jon Palfremanreports the story.
In other news:
- Using nothing more than a flexible cuff, researchers were able to normalize blood sugar levels in diabetic mice.
- “In theory, we could add gene sets and essentially create any organism.” —Geneticist Craig Venter on his latest creation, an experiment in minimum viable life .
- The world’s oceans could rise catastrophically as soon as 50 years from now .
- For some Alzheimer’s patients, lost memories may not be gone forever. Instead, they might just be hiding somewhere in the deep recesses of the brain.
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