News tagged with skin cells

From skin cells to motor neurons

A team of Harvard stem cell researchers has succeeded in reprogramming adult mouse skin cells directly into the type of motor neurons damaged in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), best known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ...

dateAug 29, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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RNA offers a safer way to reprogram cells

In recent years, scientists have shown that they can reprogram human skin cells to an immature state that allows the cells to become any type of cell. This ability, known as pluripotency, holds the promise of treating diseases ...

dateJul 23, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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