Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Progress in Exploring New Avenues for Brain Repair: Astroglia Reprogrammed to Generate Synapse-Forming Neurons

Neuherberg, May 18, 2010. The research team led by Professor Magdalena Götz of Helmholtz Zentrum München and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich reports a major step forward in discovering a therapy for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or stroke. The researchers were able to convert glial cells of the brain into two different functional classes of neurons. The findings are published on May 18th in the renowned journal PLoS Biology.

by Helmholtz Zentrum (http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/tiny-dot-speeds-hitech-future-20100524-w4bi.html)

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