Turning glial cells into neurons

This is amazing work!

Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells
February, 7, 2019

http://science.psu.edu/news-and-events/2019-news/Chen2-2019

"By using four molecules that modulate four critical signaling pathways in human astrocytes, we can efficiently turn human astrocytes—as many as 70 percent—into functional neurons."

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  • Thanks for the pointer to that. Yes its continually being proven to us that the 'body as machine' model is the best way to view the human system. Therefore if it's a flexible and malleable machine that implies we can manipulate it. 

    What continually surprises me is all the people I know who don't care to manipulate their bodies for better health, even in simple ways. They're OK with 'eat & exercise badly and die eventually'. 

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  • Dan, yes, people seem remarkably accepting of norms regarding health and lifespan. But that's changing.

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