Sep 22, 2022

Aged Neurons Generated Directly From Skin More Accurately Model Parkinson’s Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Summary: Researchers successfully turned skin cells from Parkinson’s patients into dopaminergic neurons by introducing a combination of neural-inducing genes into the skin cells.

Source: international society for stem cell research.

The possibility to make virtually all cell types of the human body from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are embryonic-like cells generated from a patient’s skin, in a process called reprogramming, has opened new avenues for disease modeling in the lab.

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