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Ricardo Dolmetsch, MD Discusses The Investigation Of Autistic Brain Cell Development With Stem Cells

Dr. Ricardo Dolmetsch discusses the use of stem cells that are created from common skin and blood cells of children with autism in a newly released video interview by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). This method of stem cell creation allows for the safe study of brain cell development in those with autism […]

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Patients’ Own Stem Cells Yield New Insights Into The Biology Of Schizophrenia

After a century of studying the causes of schizophrenia – the most persistent disabling condition among adults – the cause of the disorder remains unknown. Now induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generated from schizophrenic patients have brought researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies a step closer to a fundamental understanding of the biological […]

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Researcher Andras Simon

Dopamine Controls Formation Of New Brain Cells With Potential Implications For Parkinson’s Disease

A study of the salamander brain has led researchers at Karolinska Institutet to discover a hitherto unknown function of the neurotransmitter dopamine. In an article published in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell they show how in acting as a kind of switch for stem cells, dopamine controls the formation of new neurons in the […]

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Researchers Discover How The Brain’s Memory Center Repairs Damage From Head Injury

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have described for the first time how the brain’s memory center repairs itself following severe trauma – a process that may explain why it is harder to bounce back after multiple head injuries. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, reports significant learning and memory problems in mice who […]

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Stem Cells Therapy Holds Promise For People With Rapidly Progressing Multiple Sclerosis

A long term study reports about the effectiveness of replacing bone marrow, purposely destroyed by chemotherapy, with autologous (self) stem cell rescue for people with aggressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). The study is published in the March 22, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Professor Sheng Ding

Scientists Convert Skin Cells To Beating Heart Cells

Scripps Research Institute scientists have converted adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells efficiently without having to first go through the laborious process of generating embryonic-like stem cells. The powerful general technology platform could lead to new treatments for a range of diseases and injuries involving cell loss or damage, such as heart disease, […]

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Researchers Uri Ben-David, Prof. Nissim Benvenisty and Dr. Yoav Mayshar

Danger Of Cancerous Tissue Development In Chromosomal Abnormalities

Research work carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem arouses a cautionary warning in the growing field of the development of stem cells as a means for future treatment of patients through replacement of diseased or damaged tissues by using the patient’s own stem cells. The research indicates a possible danger of cancerous tissue […]

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