Sunday, January 27, 2013

Converting a Person's Own Cells into Functional Neurons with PTB

From Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s to multiple sclerosis & amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), existing therapies focus on simply trying to preserve neurons or slow the rate of degeneration. A new technique creates new neurons in patients using their own cells adjacent to deteriorating neurons. Can this lead to a cure?

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