600 TRILLION SYNAPSES AND ALZHEIMERS DISEASE

| February 25, 2019

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Late-onset Alzheimer’s disease is extremely difficult to model in the laboratory, one reason why no successful therapy for it exists. But scientists are using new capabilities to create more accurate, more useful research tools, bringing new hope for progress and better outcomes for patients. Neuroscience always makes me think of astrophysics.

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