Monday, November 26, 2012

Alzheimer's Disease in Mice Alleviated: Promising Therapeutic Approach for Humans

 Pathological changes typical of Alzheimer's disease were significantly reduced in mice by blockade of an immune system transmitter. A research team from Charit√© -- Universit√§tsmedizin Berlin and the University of Zurich has just published a new therapeutic approach in fighting Alzheimer's disease in the current issue of Nature Medicine. This approach promises potential in prevention, as well as in cases where the disease has already set in

Two Retractions for Japanese Stem Cell Researcher

The retraction of two stem cell papers are just the latest repercussions of fraudulent claims that were made by a recently dismissed University of Tokyo researcher.

Hisashi Moriguchi, a former visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo, and colleagues have retracted two stem cell research papers. The notices cite a lack of "accuracy of the results and conclusions" and false claims of institutional affiliation.

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