Latest News

Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism now have new research tool: Mature brain cells derived from skin cells

Difficult-to-study diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and autism now can be probed more safely and effectively thanks to an innovative new method for obtaining mature brain cells called neurons from reprogrammed skin cells. The research offers the promise of direct disease modeling, allowing for the creation, in a Petri dish, of mature human neurons that behave a lot like neurons that grow naturally in the human brain.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Smoking interferes with neurocognitive recovery during abstinence from alcohol

  • Stress-related inflammation may increase risk for depression

  • Biochemical cause of seasonal depression (SAD) confirmed by researchers

  • Key factor in transition from moderate to problem drinking

  • Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections

  • Fight against Alzheimer's disease: New research on walnuts

  • Why your brain makes you reach for junk food

  • See-through sensors open new window into the brain

  • New test to help brain injury victims recover

  • Fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response

  •