Tuesday, August 16, 2005

British scientists make nerve stem cells

British scientists said today they were the first in the world to create a pure batch of nerve stem cells made from human stem cells. The Edinburgh team at Stem Cell Sciences were granted one of the first licences in the UK to carry out medical experiments with embryonic stem cells. They have focused their efforts on growing nerve cells, which are integral to the brain and central nervous system. It is hoped the newly-created cells will eventually help scientists to grow replacement brain tissue for people with neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Link to article in The Guardian.

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