Researchers discover a surprising degree of variation among the genomes of individual neurons taken from the same brain.
A new study offers a promising discovery for the treatment and prevention of prion disease.
By turning skin cells of patients with Dravet syndrome into neurons, researchers create a miniature testing ground for epilepsy
A new method for obtaining mature neuronal cells from reprogrammed skin cells allows researchers to safely and effectively study diseases such as schizophrenia and autism.
‘HD in a dish’ will facilitate search for elusive treatment. An international consortium of Huntington’s disease experts, including several from the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UC Irvine, has generated a human model of the deadly inherited disorder directly from the skin cells of affected patients. The re-created neurons, which live […]
Until recently, the production of pluripotent “multipurpose” stem cells from skin cells was considered to be the ultimate new development. In the meantime, it has become possible to directly convert cells of the body into one another – without the time-consuming detour via a pluripotent intermediate stage. However, this method has so far been rather […]
A team of scientists at Penn State University, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and other institutions have developed a method for recreating a schizophrenic patient’s own brain cells, which then can be studied safely and effectively in a Petri dish. The method brings researchers a step closer to understanding the biological underpinnings of schizophrenia. […]