Too much of a good thing: A fat in sheep brains may have the ability to treat degenerative diseases in humans

By Kylee Whitehill, Capital Journal

The overproduction of lipids in a lamb’s brain may be the key to treating degenerative brain diseases and brain injuries, a South Dakota scientist says.

Since the late 1980s, Larry Holler, a pathologist and veterinarian with South Dakota State University’s Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department, has been working with a special kind of sheep that produces too much of a good thing.

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