Mapping neurons without glial cells ~ SNP genotyping w/o whole sequencing?

Nature’s Journal Club column is usually a good & always a short read providing exciting angles on scientific topics/papers from good researchers. Recently ‘neuroscientist’ Dave Featherstone argued for a broader approach to brain mapping by not restricting it only to the connectome between neurons. Neurons are making up less than 10% of the human brain… Continue reading Mapping neurons without glial cells ~ SNP genotyping w/o whole sequencing?

Startup recipe: collect hair at the barber, isolate keratin, regenerate nerves

Biotech entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs, here is a tip for Ya to launch a regmed business (and don’t forget to market the product as recycled and green) : Winston-Salem Journal: Human hair could hold key to regeneration of nerve tissue, Wake Forest research shows The study, published in the current issue of Biomaterials, found that the… Continue reading Startup recipe: collect hair at the barber, isolate keratin, regenerate nerves

$2.9 million NIH Quantum Grant for Neuro-Vascular Regeneration to help stroke patients

For the first time Quantum Grant goes for international research initiative to regenerate damaged brain cells and blood vessels for the treatment of stroke which occurs when an artery in the brain is blocked. The three-year, $2.9 million grant, funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of the NIH, will… Continue reading $2.9 million NIH Quantum Grant for Neuro-Vascular Regeneration to help stroke patients