Researchers: "Cellular reprogramming" holds promise for treating CP

04/17/2013 | Disability Scoop

Researchers have found a way to change skin cells into brain cells that eventually could be used in treatments of conditions such as cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. "We are taking a readily accessible and abundant cell and completely switching its identity to become a highly valuable cell for therapy," said Paul Tesar, assistant professor of genetics and genome sciences at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

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