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FTD Research: An Exciting New Study

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 9, 2015 5:03:00 PM / by Emma Greenman

A new stem cell study reveals potential future treatment options for Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD).  The Guardian highlights an FTD research study performed at the Leuven Research Institute for Neuroscience and Disease in Belgium.  

Defective stem cells grown in the lab revealed a signalling pathway linked to frontotemporal dementia (FTD).  Prof Philip Van Damme said: “Our findings suggest that signalling events required for neurodevelopment may also play major roles in neurodegeneration."

“Targeting such pathways, as for instance the Wnt pathway presented in this study, may result in the creation of novel therapeutic approaches for frontotemporal dementia.”

Take a look at the complete article in The Guardian

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