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Neurons made from stem cells drive brain activity after transplantation in laboratory model
Date:11/15/2012

s. Faster neuronal oscillations are usually betterthey're associated with enhanced performance in sensory-motor and cognitive tasks.

To sum it up, the transplanted human neurons not only conducted electrical impulses, they also roused neighboring neuronal networks into firingat roughly the same rate they would in a normal, functioning hippocampus.

The therapeutic outlook for this technology looks promising. "Based on these results, we might be able to restore brain activityand thus restore motor and cognitive functionby transplanting easily manipulated neuronal cells derived from embryonic stem cells," Lipton said.


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Contact: Heather Buschman, Ph.D.
hbuschman@sanfordburnham.org
858-795-5343
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
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