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Advances in the possibility of brain tissue repair. Human nerve cells derived from astrocytes

Within the possibility of deriving cells from others already existing in our body, in the area of cell therapy, scientists have managed to reprogram brain astrocytes into neurons. This has been achieved before, but using a virus, which could entail some risks for subsequent clinical use. It has now been achieved using molecular particles. According to its authors, of Pennsylvania State University, this technique could be used to repair damaged brain tissue (Cell Stem Cell, 2015).

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