Patient stem cells used to make dementia-in-a-dish; help identify new treatment strategy

Belgian researchers have identified a new strategy for treating an inherited form of dementia after attempting to turn stem cells derived from patients into the neurons most affected by the disease. In patient-derived stem cells carrying a mutation predisposing them to frontotemporal dementia, the scientists found a targetable defect that prevents normal neurodevelopment. These stem cells partially return to normal when the defect is corrected. The study appears in the journal Stem Cell Reports. —> Read More Here


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