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Researchers identify neuroprotective mechanism against stem cell aging.

Neural stem cells generate new neurons throughout life in the mammalian brain. Neural stem cells are self-renewing, multipotent cells that generate the main phenotype of the nervous system. Stem cells … Continue Reading Researchers identify neuroprotective mechanism against stem cell aging.

Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered that the role of neurons, which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain, is much more flexible than previously believed.  By studying … Continue Reading Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.

First report of long-term safety of human embryonic stem cells to treat human disease.

A new multi-centre study led by the University of California provides the first evidence of the medium-term to long-term safety and tolerability of transplanting human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in … Continue Reading First report of long-term safety of human embryonic stem cells to treat human disease.

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