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Scientists grow brain cells

1st March 2012

Scientists from Edinburgh University are growing brain cells from people in families with a history of mental illness to test new treatments.

They believe using living cells from the skin or hair of people who have faulty genes will allow researchers to create more accurate tests and also will mean a reduction in animal testing or relying on brain tissue from deceased donors to study conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The project has received £1m of funding boost from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research.


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