Could rebooted stem cells unravel neurodegeneration?

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As we heard earlier, some researchers are using mouse models to unravel the biological mysteries underlying neurodegenerative diseases. But Kevin Eggan, Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative biology at Harvard University, is using a different approach - studying stem cells. But these arenít any old stem cells, these are induced pluripotent stem cells, created by taking a normal adult cell and winding its biological clock back to create a stem cell. I caught up with Kevin at the recent Genetics Society Spring Meeting and asked him to explain a bit more about these remarkable cells, and what you can do with them.
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Re: Could rebooted stem cells unravel neurodegeneration?
« Reply #1 on: 22/06/2012 06:10:39 »
Is this disease considered an autoimmune disorder?