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Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells

By The Scientist Staff | March 13, 2018

Scientists identified a gene involved in the age-related deterioration of mouse neural stem cells.

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Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells

By Ashley Yeager | July 3, 2017

Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.

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Cell Reprogramming Successes

By Catherine Offord | May 2, 2016

Two studies demonstrate the first direct, chemical reprogramming of mouse and human skin cells into heart muscle and neural cells.

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Mini Brains Model Zika Infection

By Tanya Lewis | April 22, 2016

Researchers create cerebral organoids in 3-D–printed bioreactors that can be used to model Zika infection.

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Zika Seeks, Destroys Developing Neurons

By Tanya Lewis | April 11, 2016

The virus infects and kills human neural stem cells and impedes brain tissue development, according to a study.

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How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains

By Tanya Lewis | March 30, 2016

Zika virus may commandeer a receptor on the surface of neural progenitor cells, scientists show.

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Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.

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Stroke Patients Improve with Stem Cells

By Dan Cossins | May 28, 2013

Long-term stroke patients involved in a small-scale clinical trial of a neural stem-cell therapy show signs of recovery.

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New Culprit for Parkinson’s?

By Dan Cossins | October 17, 2012

Scientists use human stem cells to show that nuclear defects may play a role in Parkinson’s disease, and suggest a way to reverse the problem.

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Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain

By Sabrina Richards | October 10, 2012

In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.

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