For the first time, and to the astonishment of many of their colleagues, researchers created what they call Alzheimer's in a Dish: a petri dish with human brain cells that develop the telltale structures of Alzheimer's disease. In doing so, they resolved a long-standing problem of how to study Alzheimer's and search for drugs to treat it. The best they had until now were mice that developed an imperfect form of the disease.
Petri-dish form of Alzheimer's aids drug testing
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