Parkinson's artificial brain bank. 17 June 2011Last updated at 17:12 By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News Brain cells grown from the skin cells of a Parkinson's patient are likely to deteriorate Researchers in Oxford have begun creating a bank of artificially grown brain cells from Parkinson's patients, BBC news has learned.
They are using a new stem cell technique that allows them to turn a small piece of skin from the patient into a small piece of brain. This is the first time this has been done in a large-scale study aimed at finding cures for the disease. Researchers say they can analyse nerve cells as they start to deteriorate. The first batch of nerve cells have been grown from a 56-year-old Oxfordshire man, Derek Underwood. He had to take early retirement because of the progression of the disease. Mr Underwood will be the first of 50 patients whose skin cells will be grown into brain cells as part of a five year study. Lab brain Genes are inserted into the skin cells, reprogramming them to become something else.
The Brain Is Ready for Its Close-Up. Untangling the brain - video. Stuttgart Neural Network Simulator. Research Scope: neural network nature, complex networks, social networks, technological networks, information networks, cosmic evolution,fractal hierarchy, memory, learning, intelligence, Power laws, pareto distributions and Zipf's law,longtailed distribu. Short-term memory uses small world networks between neurons to remember this sentence. the universe: a self-similar hierarchy of intelligent neural networks multilayer perceptron error distributions in cyclic learning process of feedforward and backpropagation follow a PZM Pareto-Zipf-Mandelbrot (parabolic fractal) distribution as a single unit and co-operating in a network. etc. etc. ... history of science cosmic domains, a metaphysical hierachy after R.A.Monroe and C.Cempel, beyond fractal reality We share the world view of Heinz von Förster, the world (what we call "reality") is a construction of our mind.
Science is the collective construction of world views based on majority consensus. Neurobiologists find that weak electrical fields in the brain help neurons fire together. Public release date: 2-Feb-2011 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedgesdebwms@caltech.edu 626-395-3227California Institute of Technology Pasadena, Calif.
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