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Could boosting brain cells’ appetites fight disease? New research shows promise.

Using drugs to increase the digestion of certain proteins by brain cells, researchers have prolonged the cells’ lives and kept the protein from clogging the inner workings of the cells. Deep inside the brains of people with dementia and Lou Gehrig’s disease, globs of abnormal protein gum up the inner workings of brain cells, dooming them to an early death.

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