For the first time, researchers created what they call Alzheimer s in a Dish human brain cells that develop defining Alzheimer s structures in a petri dish. This incredible achievement could redefine how Alzheimer s and potential treatment drugs are studied. Until now, researchers were only able to use mice that developed an imperfect form of the disease.
Scientists have been conducting studies using human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) in the hopes of treating diseases such as Alzheimer s disease, paralysis and diabetes. The appeal of these cells is that they are able to transform into any kind of cell found in the body. Two recent studies have been exploring the use of stem cells
A multinational team of stem cell researchers published a groundbreaking report in the recent edition of the journal Nature, describing the production of functioning liver-type tissue derived from a mixture of several types of induced pluripotent stem cells after implantation into mice.