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I like to think we've gotten pretty familiar with what the surface of Mars has to offer; what we haven't really done is gone below. That's what NASA's looking to do with the InSight Lander. Due to launch in 2016, it's going to plumb the depths of Mars - and hopefully dig up something incredible.
Researchers at Saint Louis University have successfully reduced the symptoms of Alzheimer's in mice genetically engineered to have Alzheimer's disease (AD). The specific molecular compound that was used in the study, antisense oligonucleotide (OL-1), attacked the most widely-studied cause of AD, the accumulation of amyloid beta protein in the brain.