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Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
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
Ashley Yeager | Jul 3, 2017
Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.
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
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
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
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
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.
Stroke Patients Improve with Stem Cells
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.
New Culprit for Parkinson’s?
Dan Cossins | Oct 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.
Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain
Sabrina Richards | Oct 10, 2012
In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.