Genetics

Genetics articles related to neuroscience research will be listed here.

This shows the myelin regrowth on neurons

Stem cells from hair follicles have potential to repair myelin sheath in mice

Melanocyte stem cells from human hair follicles that carry CD34 have the ability to turn into glial cells. The CD34+ stem cells can regenerate myelin, both on neurons and in mouse models with a genetic defect that prevents the formation of healthy myelin sheaths. The findings could have positive implications for the treatment of demyelinating diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis.... Read More...
This shows the Kelly twins

NASA’s Landmark Twins Study Reveals Resilience of Human Body in Space

NASA scientists have published the results of the Kelly Twin Study, which revealed how the body adapts to life in space, compared to life on Earth. The findings revealed that, in space, telomeres are unexpectedly longer, the immune system responds appropriately, and variability in gene expression alters.... Read More...