Melbourne: An Australian researcher has claimed that a world-first study using dogs could hold the key to a breakthrough in dementia treatment, a media report has said According to Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) report, scientist Michael Valenzuela from University of Sydney has said the research is focusing on dogs which are capable of developing the same condition. Researchers will transplant stem cells created from the skin of a dog`s belly into its brain, in the hope memory function will be improved. "These new cells survive in the brain, they grow into brain cells and they actually form connections with the animal`s own brain and improve overall memory function," Valenzuela said.
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