Metformin may help promote brain repair in female mice

Written by Ebony Torrington (Future Science Group)

A research team led by Cindi Morshead from the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) has indicated that metformin, a drug prescribed for the treatment of diabetes, encourages repair in the brains of adult female mice and that the female sex hormone estradiol plays a key role in this process. The article has been published in Science Advances. A previous study conducted by researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children (Ontario, Canada) revealed that metformin induced brain repair and improved motor function in newborn mice that had a stroke. Metformin activates stem cells in the brain, allowing the brain to repair...

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