Researchers Clarify the Identity of Brain Stem Cells


Source: University of Calgary

Summary: Researchers shed new light on the identity of the brain cells that exhibit neural stem cell function.


A type of Glial cells

Credit: University of Calgary/Cell

Senior author, Jeff Biernaskie said, “We hope the model we have developed will be an important tool toward understanding the impact of ependymal cell dysfunction during both brain development and in the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.”


More Information: Prajay T. Shah et al, “Single-Cell Transcriptomics and Fate Mapping of Ependymal Cells Reveals an Absence of Neural Stem Cell Function”, Cell (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2018.03.063


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