New treatment in dogs with dementia could mean hope for humans

05/16/2013 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

University of Sydney researchers are evaluating a therapy for dementia and Alzheimer's disease using dogs with similar conditions. The study involves harvesting cells from tissue near the dog's stomach, growing millions of progeny cells and transplanting them into the animal's hippocampus, the area of the brain where memories are processed. Researchers expect that within months, signs of dementia will decrease. The study could lead to human trials if successful.

View Full Article in:

Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Vice-President of Technology and Regulatory Affairs
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Sr Product Manager Global Marketing (US/DA/00/0085/SL) - 14000009V3
Abbott
Chicago, IL
Director of Medicare Products
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington, KY
Director of Medicare Products
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington, KY
Vice President, Information Technology
HealthPartners
MN