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Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s treatments expected in 20 years

Harding,-left,-and-KawasPULLMAN, Wash. – By 2034, there will be an effective treatment for diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, thanks in part to research conducted at Washington State University.

This forecast by two WSU scientists is featured Sept. 24 on the front page of the Science Coalition blog, “Science 2034,” that asks scientists what their field will look like 20 years from now. The coalition is a national science advocacy group that WSU joined last year.

The blog by Joe Harding and Leen Kawas discusses recent laboratory research that has revealed a regenerative therapeutic pathway that holds the potential to reverse the course of neurodegenerative diseases. Read more at http://www.science2034.org/regenerative-medicine/brain-brain-heal-thyself/

Read an earlier article about the WSU research at WSU News: https://news.wsu.edu/2012/10/11/prospective-alzheimer%c2%92s-drug-builds-new-brain-cell-connections/#.VCLx6U10yfA.

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