Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 7 December 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 49, p. nf89
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.49.nf89]


Tapping Into Renewal

Compound that boosts cell division slows Huntington's disease in mice

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Unlock your latent abilities, and you could have abs of steel or make a fortune in real estate--or so the late-night infomercials promise. Hyped sales pitches aside, plugging into underutilized talents could help the brain resist the devastation of Huntington's disease. A new study shows that cranking up the organ's capacity to produce neurons delays the disease's progress in mice. The work could lead to a therapy for this untreatable illness.

Citation: M. Leslie, Tapping Into Renewal. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (49), nf89 (2005).

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