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Breakthrough process turns skin cells into protective brain cells

A breakthrough cellular engineering process detailed in the latest edition of the journal Nature Biotechnology holds promise for people who suffer from multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. Researchers explained that a new process allows them to take common skin cells and engineer them to morph into myelinating brain cells that…

‘Junk’ DNA clue boosts hope for Parkinson’s treatment

AFP – A flawed gene implicated in Parkinson’s disease lets proteins build up dangerously in key brain cells, according to a study on Sunday that throws open new paths for tackling the tragic disorder. Parkinson’s patients suffer from progressive stiffness, slowing of movement and problems in coordination resulting from the…