The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and autism now can be studied with mature brain cells reprogrammed from skin cells

A research team led by Huck Institutes affiliate Gong Chen has developed a new method for obtaining mature neurons from reprogrammed skin cells, allowing difficult-to-study diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and autism to be probed more safely and effectively.