U.S. researchers, from the University of Michigan Medical School, have taken skin stem cells and used them to create brain nerve stem cells (neurons). The researchers took the skin cells from children who suffer from Dravet syndrome, which is a rare form of epilepsy. The researchers were able to convert the skin cells into stem cells, and then created the neurons from the stem cells. The study could allow medical professionals to examine the brain neurons of their patients without brain biopsies.
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