Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Crawls Toward the Clinic
Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Crawls Toward the Clinic
Several early-stage clinical trials indicate that implanting patients with the cells is safe. But whether they can alleviate neurological problems remains to be seen.
Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Crawls Toward the Clinic
Neural Stem Cell Transplantation Crawls Toward the Clinic

Several early-stage clinical trials indicate that implanting patients with the cells is safe. But whether they can alleviate neurological problems remains to be seen.

Several early-stage clinical trials indicate that implanting patients with the cells is safe. But whether they can alleviate neurological problems remains to be seen.

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Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Ashley Yeager | Oct 22, 2019
New, unpublished results show some of the cells produce new neurons for up to 90 days, much longer than a previously identified set of neural stem cells that only generate neurons for a month or two.
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019
Changes in gene expression also hint at how the brains of people with ASD develop differently from those of other people.
Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 13, 2018
Scientists identified a gene involved in the age-related deterioration of mouse neural stem cells.
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Ashley Yeager | Jul 3, 2017
Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.
Cell Reprogramming Successes
Cell Reprogramming Successes
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.
Mini Brains Model Zika Infection
Mini Brains Model Zika Infection
Tanya Lewis | Apr 22, 2016
Researchers create cerebral organoids in 3-D–printed bioreactors that can be used to model Zika infection.
Zika Seeks, Destroys Developing Neurons
Zika Seeks, Destroys Developing Neurons
Tanya Lewis | Apr 11, 2016
The virus infects and kills human neural stem cells and impedes brain tissue development, according to a study.
How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains
How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains
Tanya Lewis | Mar 30, 2016
Zika virus may commandeer a receptor on the surface of neural progenitor cells, scientists show.
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.