Aging is a major risk factor for many human diseases, and in vitro generation of human neurons is an attractive approach for modeling aging-related brain disorders. While aggressive familial early … Continue Reading New technique enables researchers to grow old human brain cells for the first time.
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai. Currently, there … Continue Reading Stem cell injection reverses vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration in animal model.
Researchers show for the first time that mitochondria are altered in human model of Parkinson’s disease.
It has long been suspected that the most common mutation linked to both sporadic and familial Parkinson’s disease wreaks its havoc by altering the function of mitochondria in neurons that … Continue Reading Researchers show for the first time that mitochondria are altered in human model of Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight … Continue Reading In world’s first researchers differentiate skin cells into neurons controlling appetite.
In a study that provides scientists with a critical new understanding of stem cell development and its role in disease, UCLA researchers have established a first-of-its-kind methodology that defines the … Continue Reading Scientists develop method to define, standardise stages of stem cell reprogramming.
Researchers from KU Leuven have identified a new strategy for treating an inherited form of dementia after attempting to turn stem cells derived from patients into the neurons most affected … Continue Reading Patient stem cells used to make dementia-in-a-dish for the first time.