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Antibiotic Could Protect against Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases

10:00 EST 29 Nov 2018 | Genetic Engineering News

Protein aggregation causes a number of age-related disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and prion diseases. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have now found that an FDA-approved antibiotic, minocycline, can prevent the buildup of proteins in aging roundworms and extend the animals’ lifespan. Although its not known whether the antibiotic could […]

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