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Can scientist find away to advance neural stem cell treatments for brain disorders?


Discovery may advance neural stem cell treatments for brain disorders
Study reveals novel cross-talk between RNA and histones
Date:
January 24, 2018
Source:
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Summary:
New research reveals a novel gene regulatory system that may advance stem cell therapies and gene-targeting treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and mental health disorders that affect cognitive abilities.
Being able to maintain viable stem cells in the brain could lead to regenerative therapies to treat injury and disease," says Jing Crystal Zhao, Ph.D., assistant professor at SBP. "Our study reveals a previously unknown but essential function of an mRNA modification in regulating NSC self-renewal. As NSCs are increasingly explored as a cell replacement therapy for neurological disorders, understanding the basic biology of NSCs -- including how they self-renew -- is essential to harnessing control of their in vivo functions in the brain."
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124100540.htm

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It sounds like they're doing just that.
Of course , they have a lot more work ahead of them, but they are making progress.
They're learning how to be more targeted and precise in their manipulations.
We're pretty complex critters and precision is key to success.

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