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Stem Cells Short-Circuit Nerve Diseases

Neurons

New insulation is added to the brain’s neuronal circuits on a daily basis, and that this has the ability to change the way the circuits function.

By Kaylene Young

Brain stem cells can be stimulated to produce cells that insulate neurons, offering hope for patients with multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.

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