This neuroscientist’s breakthrough experiment could herald a new era of psychiatry

This past October, his lab published a breakthrough paper in the journal Nature. He successfully morphed human skin cells into stem cells and then functioning neurons in a petri dish — and then transplanted those neurons into the brains of newborn rats. In their new environment, the neurons adapted and grew. This research is just the beginning; Pașca is using his developments to upgrade the model for understanding neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and schizophrenia.


I’m NOT letting anyone inject stem cells into my brain!


Why not? 15151515

I would have said that a few months back. I’m now more open to the notion.