San Diego Union Tribune: Aged Neurons Generated for Disease Research

This week, the Salk Institute’s Laboratory of Genetics published a study in Cell Stem Cell on a new technique that will benefit scientists studying age-related diseases. With support from the Trust’s Basic Medical Research Program, researchers at Salk are using skin samples from elderly patients to create brain cells that resemble those found in aging people.

The San Diego Union Tribune spoke with Salk researcher Jerome Martens about the study and its significant discovery that will allow for better research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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