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Brain research provides clues to what makes people think and behave differently

Brain research provides clues to what makes people think and behave differently | Science, technology and amazing news | Scoop.it
Differences in the physical connections of the brain are at the root of what make people think and behave differently from one another.
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Le Human Brain Project consacré par la Commission européenne

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"Le Human Brain Project (HBP) a pour but de réunir toutes les connaissances actuelles sur le cerveau humain afin de le reconstituer, pièce par pièce, dans des modèles et des simulations informatiques."

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Human neural stem cells transplanted into brains of four boys with rare fatal brain disease

Human neural stem cells transplanted into brains of four boys with rare fatal brain disease | Science, technology and amazing news | Scoop.it

Four young boys with a rare, fatal brain condition have made it through a dangerous ordeal. Scientists have safely transplanted human neural stem cells into their brains. Twelve months after the surgeries, the boys have more myelin — a fatty insulating protein that coats nerve fibers and speeds up electric signals between neurons — and show improved brain function, a new study in Science Translational Medicine reports. The preliminary trial paves the way for future research into potential stem cell treatments for the disorder, which overlaps with more common diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis...

 


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Promising results for patients! It would be highly interesting to assess the transplantation effects on these boys in few years.

 

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N. Gupta, et al., Neural Stem Cell Engraftment and Myelination in the Human Brain. Sci. Transl. Med. 4, 155ra137 (2012).

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Jooyeon Cho's curator insight, January 8, 2013 1:07 AM

This article is about human neural stem cell transplants that were done on the brains of 4 boys with rare, fatal brain conditions. The transplant was a success and has shown to improve the conditions of the boys. This transplant shows the potential that stem cell therapy holds and how it could vastly advance medical treatments.

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Stem cells aid recovery from stroke

Stem cells from bone marrow or fat improve recovery after stroke in rats, finds a study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy.
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Stem Cell Timeline

Stem Cell Timeline | Science, technology and amazing news | Scoop.it

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The exciting story of stem cells research, from 1958 to 2012.

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Jooyeon Cho's curator insight, January 8, 2013 12:56 AM

A timeline of the stem cell research 

 

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What are stem cells?

 

Definition given by the American National Institute of Health Resource for Stem Cell Research

 

Stem Cells: 

Cells with the ability to divide for indefinite periods in culture and to give rise to specialized cells.

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Japanese researchers grow kidney tissue from stem cells - Times LIVE

Japanese researchers grow kidney tissue from stem cells - Times LIVE | Science, technology and amazing news | Scoop.it
Researchers in Japan say they have succeeded in growing human kidney tissue from stem cells for the first time in a potential breakthrough for millions with damaged organs who are dependent on dialysis.
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http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n1/full/ncomms2378.html

 

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