Skin transformed into brain cells

Discuss stem cells, adult and embryonic, and their therapeutic potential for MS here.

Skin transformed into brain cells

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


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 - ... ageid/1826
User avatar
Family Elder
Posts: 2453
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:00 pm


Return to Stem Cells


  • Related topics
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Contact us | Terms of Service