Tag: stem cells

August 2019
Portrait of scientist Alysson Muotri
News / Profiles

Autism researcher Alysson Muotri’s audacious plans for brain organoids

by  /  12 August 2019

Alysson Muotri aims to build a ‘thinking’ brain as a model for autism — even if his colleagues consider that work controversial.

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July 2019
organoids in petri dishes
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New recipe yields set of strikingly similar brain organoids

by  /  26 July 2019

A new method enables scientists to grow organoids that reliably reproduce the diversity of cells at the brain’s surface.

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Experts question rationale for stem cell trial for autism

by  /  25 July 2019

Results from a new trial suggest that it’s safe to treat autistic children with umbilical cord stem cells. But parents must pay for the pricey infusions, and no one knows how or if the cells work.

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Synapses in brain organoids
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Database, lab tricks may crack secrets of the synapse

by  /  19 July 2019

Two new resources may aid the study of synapses, the junctions between neurons.

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June 2019
Two organoids connected by nerve fibers
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In new device, brain organoids ‘talk’ to each other

by  /  14 June 2019

A novel cell culture device enables researchers to grow bundles of nerve fibers from stem cells, mimicking the tissue that connects distant parts of the brain.

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May 2019
grid of lab grown neurons
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New method creates uniform cultures of lab-grown neurons

by  /  16 May 2019

A new technique leads to neuron cultures of consistent quality, enabling scientists to study how autism mutations alter neurons.

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organoid
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New method creates complex, long-lived brain ‘organoids’

by  /  10 May 2019

A new method for growing brain organoids allows them to survive for up to a year — more than four times as long as is possible with other methods.

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March 2019
Stem cell company
Features / Deep Dive

False hope for autism in the stem-cell underground

by  /  27 March 2019

Parents of autistic children are paying tens of thousands of dollars for stem cell therapies that often use medical waste. Despite the risks, regulators have been slow to act.

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January 2019
News

CRISPR studies hint at cell pathways involved in autism

by  /  7 January 2019

A variety of genetic risk factors for autism may disrupt some of the same processes in cells.

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December 2018
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Patricia Braga discusses stem-cell models of autism

12 December 2018

Watch the complete replay of Patricia Braga describing studies of autism involving stem cells.

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