Researchers have discovered subcellular signs of young-onset Parkinson’s disease that emerge before symptoms arise. Additionally, further testing has revealed a drug that may reverse these cellular abnormalities.
Browsing: stem cells
Functional neuromuscular organoids have been developed that self-organize into spinal cord neurons and muscle tissue, paving the way for a new avenue to study human neuromuscular system development and disease.
At the 21st Spinal Research Annual Network Meeting, we had the pleasure of speaking with Aileen Anderson about her talk on ‘Traumatic CNS injury and the inflammatory stem cell niche’, including the obstacles involved with tissue regeneration following injury and the how this could be overcome.
Blood–brain barrier on a chip offers opportunity for personalized treatment of neurological conditions
Researchers have created a blood–brain barrier chip utilizing human induced pluripotent stem cells, which could be utilized to understand neurological disorders on a patient-to-patient basis.
In this interview, Anders Björklund speaks to us about how we might overcome the current limitations of using stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease.
Human cerebral organoids and neural 3D tissues in basic research, and their application to study neurological diseases
In this commentary from Future Neurology, the authors overview and compare cerebral organoids and other 3D aggregated cell cultures.
In this interview, we spoke with Steven Cramer about regenerative stroke therapies, including the challenges involved with bringing these into the clinic.
A health ministry panel in Japan has approved the testing of human-induced pluripotent stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries.
For the first time, a 3D printed spinal implant has been revealed to promote nerve growth across spinal cord injuries, restoring connections and lost function.
Researchers from Tufts University have developed 3D human tissue culture models for the CNS. This may facilitate the discovery of new treatment methods for neurodegenerative diseases.