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Neural Stem Cells

Subventricular Zone Neural Stem Cells Identified as Cell of Origin for Glioblastoma

Researchers employing cutting-edge techniques highlight stem cells from the subventricular zone of the brain as the cell of origin for an incurable brain tumor

Assessing NSC Transplantation as a Treatment Approach for Parkinson’s Disease in Aged Patients

A new study of NSC transplantation into the aged brain highlights a critical role for astrocyte and Wnt/β‐catenin signaling in nigrostriatal mDA neuron restoration

Boosting Hippocampal Neurogenesis to Treat Cognitive Dysfunction

A novel compound that increases neurogenesis in the hippocampus may represent a new means to treat hippocampus-associated cognitive dysfunction

Motor Cortex Targeting Improves Treatment of ALS by Engineered Human Neural Progenitor Cells

Researchers establish that transplantation of growth factor-secreting human NPCs can delay paralysis and extend lifespan in a rat model of ALS

Engineered Neuroepithelial Stem Cells: A Safe Means to treat Central Nervous System Disorders?

German researchers describe a new stem-cell based strategy to deliver adenosine to the brain as a treatment for central nervous system disorders

The Absence of Adult Human Hippocampal Neurogenesis Demonstrated in New Study

New research suggests a lack of neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus of the human adult hippocampus, a finding in disagreement with multiple recent studies

Exploring how Insulin Affects Neural Stem Cells: An New role for Cdk4!

A new study indicates that insulin controls adult neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation via the activities of cyclin-dependent kinase 4

Developing Engineered Biosphincters to Cure Fecal Incontinence

Researchers move their engineered biosphincters from a rodent model to a successful large animal model in the hope of treating fecal incontinence in human patients

Controlling Stem Cells with an Engineered DNA Culture System

A new study describes how a novel engineered DNA culture system may facilitate stem cell studies and the construction of enhanced biomaterials

Primitive Neural Stem Cells: It’s Quiescent at the Top!

Researchers describe the existence of a quiescent primitive neural stem cell type that can proliferate and replenish definitive neural stem cells when required


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