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Cure related research news from around the world

Zebrafish may help motor neuron replacement

Edinburgh University has found a key hormone allows zebrafish to develop and replace their motor neurons, a nerve cell found in the spinal cord. Dr Catherina Becker, from Edinburgh University’s centre for neuroregeneration, said: “Our work sheds light on the…

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Human brain cells grow in mice

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, have discovered that a key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice. The breakthrough raises hope that these cells might one day be…

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A summary of current electrical stimulation research

An article from Scientific American “Rewiring a Damaged Spinal Cord” discusses research concerning electrical stimulation research including work by Prof Susan Harkema, director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center and Prof Grégoire Courtine from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.…

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New system makes clinic-ready stem cell lines

Reported in PLOS ONE, this cell-sorting method consistently selects the highest quality, standardized iPS cells, representing a major step forward for the development of cell therapies. Employing a breakthrough method developed by 2012 Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka, adult cells are…

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