Tag: stem cells

January 2017
News

In immature brain cells, RNAs hitch ride with fragile X protein

by  /  18 January 2017

A clue to the origins of autism may exist among the molecules that transport RNA in the developing brain.

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News / Toolbox

Neurons talk to muscle cells in tiny test-tube intestine

by  /  6 January 2017

A new method allows researchers to transform stem cells into miniature intestines with a working nervous system.

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November 2016
News

Faulty electrical activity keeps Angelman syndrome cells apart

by  /  16 November 2016

A new stem cell model of Angelman syndrome delivers evidence for three molecular mechanisms underlying the condition — and one potential treatment.

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News

‘Mini-brains’ may mimic only early brain development

by  /  15 November 2016

Gene expression in so-called ‘organoids’ resembles the pattern seen in the first few weeks of a developing brain.

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News

Merging ‘mini-brains’ recapitulates brain’s electrical balance

by  /  15 November 2016

Fusing two spheres of neurons that either ramp up or tamp down brain activity yields neural networks like those in the developing brain.

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News

Stem cell transplant makes rats more social

by  /  14 November 2016

Injecting stem cells into young rats makes them more social and flexible when learning tasks than before the treatment.

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October 2016
News

Drug duo may reverse effects of Rett mutations in cells

by  /  21 October 2016

A pair of existing drugs normalizes the appearance and activity of neurons derived from the skin of individuals with Rett syndrome.

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News / Toolbox

Chemical cocktail creates microglia on demand

by  /  14 October 2016

A new method transforms lab-made stem cells into microglia, the brain’s immune cells.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Alysson Muotri discusses stem cell research in autism

19 October 2016

Watch the complete replay of Alysson Muotri, whose webinar focuses on how stem cell research can provide insight into human neurodevelopment and the social brain.

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September 2016
Features / Deep Dive

The seekers: Why parents try fringe therapies for autism

by  /  21 September 2016

Many parents resort to unproven — even dangerous — alternative treatments for their children’s autism. What drives them?

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