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Scientists recreate nerve disease to study it

Reuters/Yahoo, December 22, 2008

U.S. scientists have created the first human model for studying a devastating nerve disease, which allows them to watch how the disease develops and could help researchers find a way to treat it. The finding marks the latest advance in research that reprograms ordinary cells to look and act like embryonic stem cells—the master cells of the body that can produce any type of tissue or blood cell.