Findings could help to identify cells affected by Zika virus, researchers report.
V2a interneurons could potentially repair spinal cord injuries, researchers report.
Monitoring progenitor cells in the brains of living mice, researchers discover these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain. Progenitor cells can transform into cells that insulate nerve fibers and help form scars that aid in tissue repair, study suggests.
Researchers have successfully transplanted human neurons to treat symptoms of spinal cord injury in mice. The researchers believe this could pave the way for eventual treatment in humans.
Neural progenitor cells generated from skin cell samples of people on the autism spectrum had heightened levels of DNA damage. The damage clustered in 36 of the same genes which had also been damaged in healthy cells exposed to replication stress. Twenty of the genes have previously been linked to the development of autism.
New research demonstrates how defects in an important neurological pathway in early development may be responsible for the onset of schizophrenia later in life.