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Old Neurons Revisit Their Youth

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Science  02 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5620, pp. 721-722
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5620.721b

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It could be bigger than Viagra, and it already has drug companies drooling: A treatment that turns back time on the aging brain and makes old neurons act young again. Such a potion is still a long way off, but a team of neuroscientists reports an advance in this direction on page 812.