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Partnering for skin health; scanning brain tissue; dementia in ancient history – Morning Medical Update

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Healthy, glowing partnership

The Icahn School of Medicine and skin care giant Clinique have joined to create the new Mount Sinai-Clinique Health Skin Dermatology Center. Clinique will donate at least $5 million over seven years to recruit top-tier physicians and scientists.

Seeing up close

Expansion microscopy is a technique of examining brain tissue without using expensive, super-high-resolution microscopes that were not always effective. It could bring “reliable, super-resolution imaging to the clinic, enabling scientists to study neurological diseases at a never-before-achieved nanoscale level on conventional clinical samples with conventional microscopes,” one researcher said.

Did the ancients know Alzheimer disease?

Ancient Greek and Roman historians made some mentions of memory loss and dementia coming with age. But researchers found no ancient account of cognitive loss is equivalent of modern clinical data about Alzheimer disease, and the ancient Greeks and Romans expected intellectual competence beyond age 60. This study and accompanying press release explain.

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