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Human Skin Cells Turned Into Neurons
Science & Tech  (tags: Human, Skin Cells, Neurons, science, technology )

- 2569 days ago -
Over the past few years, the boiling debate over the ethics of stem cell research has been brought to a slow simmer due to a series of huge advances in cellular reprogramming. The latest of these breakthroughs is the conversion of mature human skin cells
Skin Cells 'Turned Into Neurons' By US Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: Skin cells, neurons, science, brain cells )

- 2582 days ago -
A Californian team say they have managed to convert human skin cells directly into functioning brain cells.The scientists manipulated the process by which DNA is transcribed within foetal skin cells to create cells which behaved like neurons.
Scientists Cure Mice With Sickle Cell
Science & Tech  (tags: mice, therapy, stem cells, reprogrammed, skin cells, sickle cell anemia, genetic disease )

- 3849 days ago -
Scientists have the first evidence that those "reprogrammed stem cells" that made headlines last month really have the potential to treat disease: They used skin from the tails of sick mice to cure the rodents of sickle cell anemia.
Reprogramming The Debate: Stem-Cell Finding Alters Ethical Controversy
Science & Tech  (tags: stem cells, reprogramming, ethics, skin cells, U.S., science )

- 3865 days ago -
When University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers succeeded in reprogramming skin cells to behave like embryonic stem cells, they also began to redefine the political and ethical dynamics of the stem-cell debate, a leading bioethicist says.
Scientists Turn Ordinary Skin Cells Into Stem Cells
Science & Tech  (tags: human, skin cells, stem cells, research, science )

- 3865 days ago -
Separate teams of scientists on two continents are reporting today that they have transformed ordinary human skin cells into stem cells using a technique pioneered last year in laboratory mice.

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