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Brain Cells Made From Urine 

 

 

December 9, 2012 - (Nature) - "The technique, described online in a study in Nature Methods this week1, does not involve embryonic stem cells. These come with serious drawbacks when transplanted, such as the risk of developing tumours. Instead, the method uses ordinary cells present in urine, and transforms them into neural progenitor cells - the precursors of brain cells. These precursor cells could help researchers to produce cells tailored to individuals more quickly and from more patients than current methods." Read Full Article 

 

Posted on 20-Dec-12 by Toto, Brent
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