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Test Tube Brain Grown to Battle Alzheimer's

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Final thoughts

There is currently no treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and scientists are unsure what to make of the exact cause of the neurodegenerative disease. Yet, medication is available to help relieve a few of the symptoms associated with the disease and slow down its progression in some individuals. There are also other types of support available to help individuals live with Alzheimer’s as independently as possible, such as through making necessary changes in the home environment or undergoing psychological treatments to help improve memory, problem-solving and language ability. Test tube structures, more specifically test tube brains, are a promising aspect in healthcare. Even though the test tube brain structures only grow up to 2mm across, scientists hope that by running additional tests, they can trigger mimicking symptoms of a patient with Alzheimer’s disease. What’s more, they hope to be able to uncover how dementia spreads and how exactly it affects brain function, thus gaining a bettering understanding of the disease and working towards finding the right course of treatment.