New methods identify and manipulate 'newborn' cells in animal model of Parkinson's disease
...are involved in the genesis of neurons. Neither gene had any effect on the ability of newborn striatal cells to form new neurons, but the insertion of noggin
greatly increased the number of oligodendrocytes, cells that support neurons.
Dwain Morris-Irvin, Ph.D., a research scientist at Cedars-Sinai's Max...
Stem cells show promise for treating Huntington's disease
...e gene for BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), which helps stem cells become neurons. Basically, stem cells were bathed in a brew that had extra noggin
and BDNF to direct their development into medium spiny neurons.
The results in mice, which had a severe form of Huntingtons disease, were dramatic....
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Teenager moves video icons just by imagination
...moving it to avoid future seizures. To do this, the boy and his doctors, Dr Mathew Smyth and Dr John Zempel, had to wait for a seizure.
Usin' the noggin
With approval of the patient and his parents and the Washington University School of Medicine Institutional Review Board, Leuthardt and Moran con...
Scientists discover that three overlapping signals in embryo help get the backbone right
...ever, no one could show that blocking signals like noggin
did the opposite. In fact, blocking noggin
and the other known factors seemed to have relativ...ing Spemann and Mangold's experiment but injecting noggin
instead of implanting an organizer from another em...