Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Human brain cells have been grown artificially in the laboratory by a team of scientists at Edinburgh University. This is the first time embryonic stem cells have been turned into stable nerve cells used by the brain.

While this is a long, long way from doing anything remotely like "growing a brain", being able to grow these cells may be able to help in the future treatment and/or prevention of diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.


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