Neuronal cultures to study the brain and neurological disorders

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Research Outreach papers 2020/10/07

Understanding the brain is essential, for example to treat neurological disorders that affect one in six people worldwide. However, studying the brain is challenging: it is so complex and difficult to access. Cell biologist Dr Daniel Tornero and neurophysicist Dr Jordi Soriano, from the University of Barcelona, developed neuronal cultures that can be used to study mechanisms involved in brain damage and recovery, to test the potential of stem cells to treat neurological disorders, and generate disease models that could help understand and diagnose neurodegenerative diseases.

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