Researchers generate functional astrocytes from stem cells

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Researchers generate functional astrocytes from stem cells

Postby MSUK » Tue May 24, 2011 6:24 am


Scientists have developed the chemically defined conditions necessary to prompt human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) to differentiate into immature astrocytes.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison team claims the immature astrocytes readily develop into mature astrocytes when implanted in the mouse brain, by forming connections with blood vessels. Writing in Nature Biotechnology, Su-Chung Zhang, Ph.D., and colleagues, report on their achievement in a paper titled “Specification of transplantable astroglial subtypes from human pluripotent stem cells.”... Read More - ... ageid/1826
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Postby Asher » Tue May 24, 2011 7:37 am

Yeah, I read this too. These are exciting times. Science is the best thriller in town.
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