Hailed by many as a breakthrough for neuroscience research, a new study reports brain-in-a-dish models may not be as useful as reported previously. The study reports instead of differentiating normally into the brain's distinctive cell types, cerebral organoids often express mixed genes normally found in different kinds of cells.
Using induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with neurodegenerative disorders, researcher recreated the blood-brain barrier inside Organ-Chips.
Using human retinal tissue grown from stem cells, researchers shed light on how color vision develops. The study found thyroid hormones dictated whether the cells became blue, green or red photoreceptors.
With the first head transplant scheduled for 2018, many neuroscientists are skeptical the procedure will be a success. A new article questions if scientists, and the general population, will be ready for the procedure. What does it mean for the future of mankind?
UCSD researchers have successfully created a human stem cell based model of AGS, a rare, inherited autoimmune disorder.
Researchers report they have discovered a new method to replicate one of the earliest changes in Alzheimer's disease.
Using adult human skin cells, researchers have developed an almost complete human brain in a dish that is equal in maturity to that of a 5 week old fetus.