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New Stem Cell Discoveries at Harvard

Posted by David Larsen on Wed, Mar 25, 2015


Hypothalamic neurons orchestrate many essential physiological and behavioral processes via secreted neuropeptides, and are relevant to human diseases such as obesity, narcolepsy and infertility. A recent collaboration of scientists from New York, Toronto, and Tokyo, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers have devised two methods for using stem cells to generate the type of neurons that help regulate behavioral and basic physiological functions in the human bodysuch as obesity and hypertension, as well as sleep, mood, and some social disorders.

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