neural stem cell
Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
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.
Stroke Patients Improve with Stem Cells
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?
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
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.