Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, Using Alzheimers Patients

Using a special mix of small molecules, two groups of scientists in China have successfully turned human skin cells into neurons. They hope that their technique could one day help rejuvenate failing tissues in the brains of Alzheimers patients.

Source: Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, Using Alzheimers Patients

It’s interesting that a mice and human trial were done seemingly in parallel.  It’s apparently cheap, easy, and minimal if any rejection risk.  But we’re a ways from being able to leverage this into something useful.

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