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thundara  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 1, 2017

Crazy research of the week:

In which researchers took skin cells from a fully grown human, converted them into stem cells, partially differentiated them into neurons, and put them into mouse brains to study the effect of the same environment on neurons from different species.

When I saw that paper, I had a woah moment. Holy shit are we living in the future.




rd95  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    In which researchers took skin cells from a fully grown human, converted them into stem cells, partially differentiated them into neurons, and put them into mouse brains to study the effect of the same environment on neurons from different species.

This sounds like the beginning plot to a horror movie.

thundara  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Truth. And yet it's just one control and a few experiments short of being a landmark paper in the field of Alzheimer's imo.

rd95  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's certainly something that'll go into the "nifty as fuck" category.