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Skin stem cells used to generate new brain cells

Using human skin cells, neurobiologists have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural networks and responding to injury and disease.

Posted: Apr 25th, 2017

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No sugar coating, but sweet nonetheless

A research team was able to create a microprobe that grows into the neural tissue without inflammation and with the help of a medicinal coating. Even after twelve weeks it is still able to deliver strong signals.

Posted: Apr 5th, 2017

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How to hack a cell

A new study outlines a new simplified platform to target and program mammalian cells as genetic circuits, even complex ones, more quickly and efficiently.

Posted: Apr 5th, 2017

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