|05-23-2011, 02:34 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Astrocytes cultivated in lab
By Jennifer Welsh
updated 5/22/2011 4:20:13 PM ET 2011-05-22T20:20:13
The most common brain cell, called the astrocyte, is often overlooked in the face of its cousin, the neuron. Researchers are finally realizing their importance and have, for the first time, been able to grow them in the lab.
"Not a lot of attention has been paid to these cells because human astrocytes have been hard to get," study researcher Su-Chun Zhang, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "But we can make billions or trillions of them from a single stem cell."
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Astrocytes help separate man from mouse||manouli||Cure||2||03-25-2009 11:37 AM|
|Transplanted astrocytes effects on recovery and allodynia in SCI||wildwilly||Neuropathic Pain Research||0||03-21-2009 07:57 AM|
|Don't fence me in: harnessing the beneficial roles of astrocytes for SCI repair||wildwilly||Cure||0||12-09-2008 04:59 AM|
|Engineering Astrocytes as Injury Repairmen||cljanney||Cure||0||02-27-2007 09:35 PM|
|Astrocytes crucial for myelination in human brain||Wise Young||Cure||1||04-30-2005 09:45 AM|