Published in Blood Weekly, January 13th, 2005
"Neural stem cells are defined as clonogenic cells with self-renewal capacity and the ability to generate all neural lineages (multipotentiality). Cells with these characteristics have been isolated from the embryonic and adult central nervous system.
"Under specific conditions, these cells can differentiate into neurons, glia, and non-neural cell types, or proliferate in long-term cultures as cell clusters termed 'neurospheres'," scientists in Spain wrote.
"These cultures represent a useful model for neurodevelopmental studies and a potential...
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