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Bioelectricity Repairs Brain Defect

(Union Times San Diego) – Bioelectrical signals in the nervous system can be manipulated to repair genetic defects and even cause the growth of brain tissue where it doesn’t normally occur, according to a new study. Using embryos of Xenopus, a frog model that contains many similarities to human embryonic development, researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts reported success in using these bioelectrical signals like software, reprogramming how developing cells behave.

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