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A New Milestone in Laboratory Grown Human Brain Tissue

A cutting-edge laboratory technique that turns human stem cells into brain-like tissue now recapitulates human brain development more accurately than ever, according to a study from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The study, published in Nature Methods,demonstrates how... Continue Reading →

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Glia and axons: A match made in evolution

The evolutionary prerequisites of myelin – the fatty substance that insulates axons and enables rapid communication between cells of the nervous system in jawed vertebrates – are described in new research in fish published in JNeurosci. Myelinated axons increases a neuron’s... Continue Reading →

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