Stem Cells cause mice to remember how awesome stem cells are

Stem cell research is again showing progress with mice:

UC Irvine scientists have shown for the first time that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes of a potential treatment for the leading cause of elderly dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the U.S.

Now unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily mean it will show the same or even similar results in humans. But it definitely seems to give some validation to the kind of amazing medical breakthroughs scientists hoped would come out of the stem cell program.

Though if cartoons have taught us anything, it might not be a good idea to make the lab mice too smart.


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