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Worm study provides hope for deadly disease of the brain

An untreatable and deadly neurodegenerative disease has been modelled and treated in worms by researchers, suggesting a cure could be found for humans. For the first time scientists have replicated the disease in nematode worms and successfully treated it with a drug called resveratrol. "As we face an increasingly aging population, having treatments for these conditions becomes ever more critical. Studying how these diseases work in a simple organism which is easy and cheap to breed, can speed up the process of developing effective drugs," a researcher said.
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