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Submission + - Human stem cells used to heal mouse brains

drunken_boxer777 writes: Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a method to guide human embryonic stem cell (hESC) differentiation to heal damaged mouse brains. Not only were the hESC-derived neurons capable of forming synaptic connections, they were able to correct memory and learning deficits. The article has a paywall (abstract here), but a well-written summary can be found here.

Cue the Pinky and the Brain jokes...
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Human stem cells used to heal mouse brains

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