When neuroscientist Robert Krencik figured out how to fast-track the growth of mini-brains, he shared his process with the scientific community. Over the past two years, his method has been adopted in labs around the [...]
Paper Review: Stem Cells & Tissue Engineering in Development, Disease & Repair | Developmental Dynamics
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The next frontier for studying brain development and function lies in rationally deciphering, harnessing, and engineering the living 3D brain. Read more.
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Inside a research lab at Houston Methodist, they're growing hundreds of miniature brains from stem cells. Watch video.
Organoid models, or three-dimensional mini-brains, allow scientists a novel way to study brain disease as well as test potential treatments ... Read more.
The Houston Methodist Research Institute is making mini brains from human stem cells that put researchers on a fast track to repair the nervous system ... Read more.
Researchers at UC San Francisco have developed a new genetic model of autism, using neurons created in the lab from patients’ own skin cells. Read more.
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Experts have developed a way of studying the disease in the lab using brain cells derived from human stem cells. Read more.
Star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes weave a web of proteins that upsets brain development in the autism-like Costello syndrome. Read more.
Over the past decade, mutations in genes encoding RAS family members, other components of an intracellular signaling cascade that RAS controls, and proteins that modify the cascade have been recognized ... Read more.
Researchers have found that the neurodevelopmental disorder Costello syndrome may be due to deregulated signaling to neurons by a supporting cell type, the astrocyte. Read more.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have cooked up a method to nudge pluripotent stem cells all the way to astrocytes. The new protocol, published online May 22 in Nature Biotechnology, means researchers can better [...]