Researchers develop a method to detect toxic brain cells; this could be a step toward a new Alzheimer’s treatment

Posted on: Friday, December 10th, 2021

Emerging evidence suggests it may be possible to treat Alzheimer’s disease by targeting therapy at senescent cells in the brain.

Today (Dec. 10) in the journal Nature Aging, a team from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Wake Forest School of Medicine reported the first method, based on computational analysis, to objectively identify and quantify these toxic cells. In addition to having value in monitoring the effectiveness of senescent cell therapy, this method could prove to be a highly effective diagnostic tool in detecting Alzheimer’s.

To read more about this discovery, visit the UT Health San Antonio Newsroom.

 

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