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Special Nanotubes May Be Used As A Vehicle For Treating Neurodegenerative Disorders, University of Arkansas Study



1/21/2009 8:08:21 AM

ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2009) — Electrical engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have demonstrated that magnetic nanotubes combined with nerve growth factor can enable specific cells to differentiate into neurons. The results from in vitro studies show that magnetic nanotubes may be exploited to treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease because they can be used as a delivery vehicle for nerve growth factor.

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