NYSCF Scientists Make Living Brain Cells From Deceased Alzheimer’s Patients Biobanked Brain Tissue

NYSCF scientists, in collaboration with scientists from Columbia University Medical Center, successfully generated induced pluripotent stem cells and, subsequently, neurons from non-cryoprotected biobanked brain tissue of Alzheimer’s patients and patients suffering from other neurologic diseases.

This scientific first will allow researchers to “turn back the clock” and observe how Alzheimer’s develops in the brain, potentially revealing the onset of the disease at a cellular level long before any symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s are displayed and permitting scientists to compare “live” brain cells from Alzheimer’s patients to the brain cells of other non-Alzheimer’s patients for the first time.

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Read the paper in Acta Neuropathologica Communications

Diseases & Conditions:

Alzheimer's Disease