Recently published results of researchers at Yale University, studying the brain and autism, have highlighted the value of turning stem cells from autistic and “normal” patients into “organoids.”
Flora Vaccarino, MD, a professor of child psychiatry and neurobiology is the head of a team of researchers at Yale University, which took stem cells from patients and “grew” them into “organoids.” These stem cells were actually grown into brain cells so that the researchers could compare those with “normal” brain cells.
This research could help determine what causes autism in one out of 68 births.
Organoids grown from stem cells have been used to study the heart, the intestines, etc. It is a very interesting new science, and which has been and will be used more frequently, to find that perhaps the diseases of today may not be the diseases of tomorrow.
[The organoid images for this post are from BioMedicine News.]
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