Space Experiment Could Shed Light on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Space Experiment Could Shed Light on Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Space Experiment Could Shed Light on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researcher Amir Hirsa has found a way 240 miles above the Earth’s surface to study the aggregation of proteins that are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and type 2 diabetes. Hirsa, PhD, is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering with a joint appointment in chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. He and his team of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are studying this process through a series of…

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