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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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A reprogrammed astrocyte that can regenerate functional neurons.
Reprogramming Astrocytes: Unlocking DLX2’s Potential to Mend the Brain
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Jan 23, 2023 | 3 min read
Scientists discover how to convert the brain’s glial cells into multipotent neural stem cells.
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Ashley Yeager | Oct 22, 2019 | 2 min read
New, unpublished results show some of the cells produce new neurons for up to 90 days, much longer than a previously identified set of neural stem cells that only generate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
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019 | 2 min read
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
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 13, 2018 | 1 min read
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 | 3 min read
Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.
Cell Reprogramming Successes
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016 | 2 min read
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 | 1 min read
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 | 2 min read
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 | 2 min read
Zika virus may commandeer a receptor on the surface of neural progenitor cells, scientists show.
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2015 | 2 min read
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 | 1 min read
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 16, 2012 | 3 min read
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 | 4 min read
In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.
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