Genetic Discovery Could Lead to Brain Treatments, Medical Research Council Study

Published: Sep 27, 2010

Medical News Today -- Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) have discovered that a gene called Sox9 plays a critical role in how stem cells behave and is crucial in the development of the central nervous system. These results could potentially help researchers manipulate stem cells in the brain and develop new regenerative treatments for stroke, Alzheimer's disease or brain tumours.

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