Tag: stem cells

October 2018
Neurons in lab grown brain glow green, red and blue.
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New techniques extend tool kit for constructing ‘mini-brains’

by  /  5 October 2018

Two new methods for building ‘mini-brains’ may help researchers study how early brain development differs in people with autism.

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June 2018
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Smart genes; Neanderthal mini-brains; diabetes link and more

by  /  29 June 2018

Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.

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May 2018
Blood vessels seen at magnification.
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Human ‘mini-brains’ make themselves at home in mice

by  /  23 May 2018

Spheres of brain cells derived from people and implanted into mouse brains recruit blood vessels and integrate with mouse neurons.

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February 2018
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Political scientists; folate block; mutational mosaic and more

by  /  9 February 2018

Scientists campaign for elected office in record numbers, folate autoantibodies are common in autism families, and neurons form a genetic mosaic in the brain.

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January 2018
Neurons missing a part of chromosome 16 (left) are larger and have more branches than control neurons (middle); neurons with duplications of the region are small and sport short dendrites (right).
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Lab-grown neurons showcase effects of autism mutations

by  /  15 January 2018

Neurons derived from people with mutations linked to autism display diverse abnormalities that may help explain the origins of these individuals’ features.

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December 2017
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2017 in pictures: Spectrum’s picks for best images

by  /  22 December 2017

We asked autism researchers to enter the Spectrum science image contest. Here are the top pics.

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November 2017
Neurons (green) generated from a human stem-cell line carry one of six mutations associated with schizophrenia, autism or intellectual disability.
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New technique ramps up editing of genes in stem cells

by  /  17 November 2017

A novel method allows researchers to rapidly generate stem-cell colonies with mutations linked to autism or other conditions.

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Organoids derived from fetal bone recapitulate brain development over the first 16 weeks of gestation.
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‘Mini-brains’ mirror fetal brain development

by  /  14 November 2017

Spheres of brain cells derived from a fetal skull have gene expression patterns similar to those in brain tissue from the same fetus.

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Stem cells derived from an individual’s skin can become neurons with her unique genetic makeup.
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Brain cells spun from skin point to subtypes of autism

by  /  12 November 2017

Neurons derived from people with a syndromic form of autism look and behave differently than do those from people with classic autism.

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Mini-brains made from stem cells contain several types of cells found in developing human brains.
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Simple recipe dishes up realistic ‘mini-brains’

by  /  3 November 2017

A simple method for growing spheres of brain cells yields more realistic replicas of the brain than traditional techniques do.

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