Living Cells Used in Research of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

Scientists are growing living brain cells from skin samples which could help research into treatments for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh are growing the cells from skin samples taken from families known to carry faulty genes, which are believed to cause mental illness.

The project, which has received £1 million in funding from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs), aims to develop brain stem cells that could be used to test and screen drugs.

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I haven’t gotten to the article yet, but I just have to say, isn’t this cool? Science is so incredibly amazing. I love this kind of thing! Thanks for sharing, m’dear.

HI, I’m Carla and I noticed you have been accepted as a member of the Mental Health Writers Guild. I have just become a follower of your blog. As I have looked through, I find that it is packed with a wealth of good info on great subjects. I look forward to reading more.

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