Tag: stem cells

June 2016
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Alysson Muotri: Applying autism tools to Zika

by  /  14 June 2016

Mini-brains grown from stem cells in culture can reveal the effects of both autism and the Zika virus on early development.

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News / Toolbox

Culture scheme yields realistic neuron mixture

by  /  1 June 2016

Using a clever culture method, scientists can transform human stem cells into a precise blend of neuron types.

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May 2016
Week of MayMay
23rd
2016
News / Spotted

Tissue tussle; adult inattention; printed hand

by  /  27 May 2016

Proposed changes to federal ethics rules spark concerns among researchers, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be different in adults, and an artist plans to print a three-dimensional hand using stem cells.

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News

Experimental cancer drug restores memory in fragile X mice

by  /  26 May 2016

An early-stage treatment for eye cancer reverses memory problems in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Targeting brain’s star-shaped cells may yield autism drugs

by ,  /  3 May 2016

Astrocytes modulate most — if not all — aspects of neuronal development. We need new techniques to study these star-shaped brain cells and their potential role in autism and other conditions.

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News

Student invention grows hundreds of ‘mini-brains’ at once

by  /  2 May 2016

Researchers are building on the bright ideas of high school students to bring ambitious biotechnology tools to life.

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April 2016
News / Toolbox

Molecular knob dials down gene activity

by  /  13 April 2016

A new method harnesses the gene-editing system CRISPR to fine-tune gene expression in human cells.

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March 2016
News / Toolbox

Culture trick transforms immune cells into neurons

by  /  30 March 2016

A new method allows scientists to chemically coax immune cells in blood into becoming mature neurons.

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News / Toolbox

Method maps each neuron’s unique genetic fingerprint

by  /  23 March 2016

Sequencing the whole genomes of individual mouse neurons reveals that each cell carries roughly 100 unique mutations.

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News

‘Chimeric’ mice host mix of mouse, human cells

by  /  9 March 2016

Researchers injected cells from an African-American individual into mouse embryos, creating white mice with black spots.

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