March 3, 2024

BRIEFS: Alzheimer’s; awards; sex selection; IVF

Alzheimer’s: Although most scientists believe that stem cell transplants are highly unlikely to treat Alzheimer’s disease successfully, the body’s own stem cells might be harnessed to repair the damage it does to the brain. Dr Mark Mehler, a neurologist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York says that it might be possible to activate stem cells which already exist in the brain.