MND stem cell study identifies TDP-43 astrocytes as not toxic to motor neurones

Reading Time: 3 minutes Funded by the MND Association, international researchers have used stem cell technology to learn more about the relationship between motor neurones and their support cells. These findings highlight the potential of stem cell technology as a tool to create new human ‘in a dish’ cellular models of disease to learn more about the causes of…

Stem cell conference part seven: Creating new and better models for MND

Reading Time: 2 minutes It was then back to the science. Prof Frank Soldner (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) provided an overview of a new and exciting way in which MND-causing genes can be introduced into human embryonic stem cells in order to study the disease. Traditional gene transfection techniques are rather uncontrolled, resulting in multiple copies of the gene