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Helping the Brain to Help Itself

31st May 2010

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Support cells in the brain called astroglia can be turned into functioning neurons, according to a study in this week’s Public Library of Science Biology. Researchers found that they could transform the cells into two different classes of neurons, and that the neurons could form connections with one another in a dish. Although the research is at an early stage, the finding suggests that scientists could someday recruit existing cells in the brain to repair the brain and spinal cord after a stroke, injury, or neurodegenerative disease.

One Response to “Helping the Brain to Help Itself”

  1. Rick Says:

    So there may be hope for those who voted for Pelosi and Obama??