WUSTL researchers have converted skin cells into motor neurons without going through the stem cell state. The new technique could help in the development of devastating neurodegenerative diseases, like ALS, that affect motor neurons.
A new study suggests the source of human cells used to generate new tissue may be an important consideration in personalized medicine.
Researchers have developed a technique to yield neurons which resemble those found in the brains of old people. They believe this can help with future research for age related neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
In two separate experiments, researchers have succeeded in transforming skins cells into neurons.