Scientists create human brain cells from skin

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Human brain cells created from skin.

Scientists in Britain are claiming to have made a major breakthrough after creating brain tissue from human skin.The researchers have for the first time generated crucial types of human brain cells in the laboratory by reprogramming skin cells, which they say could speed up the hunt for new treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and stroke.

Mini Microscope Captures Mouse Brain-Cell Activity

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Mini Microscope Watches Mouse Brain Cell Activity

A microscope small enough to be mounted to the head of a freely moving mouse makes it possible to watch brain cell activity and whole animal behavior simultaneously in mice. The device offers researchers a new way to study of human diseases using transgenic mice. (Videos after the jump)

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