Latest News

Skin cells turned directly into the cells that insulate neurons

Researchers have succeeded in transforming skin cells directly into oligodendrocyte precursor cells, the cells that wrap nerve cells in the insulating myelin sheaths that help nerve signals propagate. The current research was done in mice and rats. If the approach also works with human cells, it could eventually lead to cell therapies for diseases like inherited leukodystrophies -- disorders of the brain's white matter -- and multiple sclerosis, as well as spinal cord injuries.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Wbp2 is a novel deafness gene

  • New wireless sleeve to help people recover arm use after stroke

  • Wirelessly supplying power to brain

  • Past experiences affect recognition, memory

  • Taser shock disrupts brain function, has implications for police interrogations

  • Public back ban on children's junk food advertising

  • Faces of black children as young as 5 evoke negative biases

  • Alcohol consumption in Valencia rockets during Fallas

  • Cocaine users present alterations in function, structures of brain

  • Sustained aerobic exercise increases adult neurogenesis in brain

  •