[extropy-chat] Neurons from skin

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Jul 9 06:09:32 UTC 2004


I know I should give a Lancet url but it's late.

<Brain cells sourced from skin

Jul 9 2004

New research has raised the possibility of making brain cells from a 
patient's own skin.

The Lancet reports scientists carried out an experiment in which adult skin 
cells were transformed into precursors of nerve cells.

Although much more research is needed, the results have implications for 
the future treatment of degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson's and 
Alzheimer's. >


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