SIRT1 Can Delay Neural Degeneration14 years, 6 months ago
Posted on Aug 13, 2004, 5 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
EurekAlert reports that SIRT1, a protein linked to the mechanism by which calorie restriction extends healthy life span, can also delay degeneration of neural tissue. This presents a range of future options: "Scientists report in the Aug. 13 issue of Science that their findings might open the door to new ways to treat a wide range of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), various kinds of neuropathy, and multiple sclerosis .
View the Article Under Discussion: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-08/wuso-lpm081104.php
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