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Natural substance NT-020 aids aging brains in rats, USF study finds


Tampa, FL (July 20, 2010) – A combination of nutrients called NT-020 promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted their memory performance, reported University of South Florida researchers studying natural therapeutic approaches to promoting the health of neurons in the aging brain.

Researchers from the USF Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair tested two groups of aged laboratory rats; one group received NT-020 and another, the control group, did not. In the NT-020 group, the process by which neurons are generated -- called neurogenesis -- increased.

The NT-020 formula was patented by USF and licensed to Natura Therapeutics, Inc. The study was published in the current issue of Rejuvenation Research (Vol. 13 No. 5, June, 2010).

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