Novel drug combination converts glia to restore neuron function

Written by Tristan Free

A new drug combination shows potential for brain repair by transforming glial cells into healthy, viable neurons, restoring neuron function. A new four drug combination therapy has been developed that could help restore neuron function by converting existing glial cells, adjacent to damaged or dead neurons, into healthy new neurons. The research behind the discovery was led by Gong Chen (Penn State University; PA, USA) and could prove pivotal in the treatment of an assortment of neurodegenerative disorders. The research team set out to address one of the key stumbling blocks in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. As Chen explains:...

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