Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases with Antibiotics

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Science  21 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5708, pp. 361-362
DOI: 10.1126/science.1109027

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Penicillin and its family of-lactam antibiotics are some of the most widely used and successful pharmaceuticals ever discovered. Heroes of the last century, the-lactam antibiotics are about to be reinvented as neurotherapeutics for treating neurological disease, as Miller and Cleveland explain in their Perspective.