Skin transformed into brain cells

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Skin transformed into brain cells

Postby MSUK » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:18 am

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Skin cells have been converted directly into cells which develop into the main components of the brain, by researchers studying mice in California.

The experiment, reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, skipped the middle "stem cell" stage in the process.

The researchers said they were "thrilled" at the potential medical uses.

Far more tests are needed before the technique could be used on human skin....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1826
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