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New mechanism of bone growth uncovered.

Critically, the growth of children’s bones depends on growth plates situated close to the end of all long bones in the body.  These plates are narrow discs of cartilage providing … Continue Reading New mechanism of bone growth uncovered.

Breakthrough in the production of dopamine neurons for Parkinson’s disease.

Stem cell treatments for neurodegenerative diseases are expected to reach clinical trials soon.  One major task en route to the clinic is to generate standardized good manufacturing practice (GMP)-grade human-pluripotent … Continue Reading Breakthrough in the production of dopamine neurons for Parkinson’s disease.

Cell therapy successfully promotes axon remyelination in an animal model.

Demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophy, are characterized by damage to the protective myelin sheath that surrounds the axons of neurons. This demyelination can be caused by an … Continue Reading Cell therapy successfully promotes axon remyelination in an animal model.

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