What would we do without mice?  I supposed we’d be forced to find some other poor, lowly creature to experiment on but knowing how fast they procreate, let’s assume they’ll be around to help us out for much longer. Round of applause for them, please!

Story on Engadget

Story on Engadget

 … scientists have managed to graft neurons reprogrammed from skin cells into the brains of mice… six months after implantation, the neurons had become fully-functional inside the brain. Cell replacement therapy would be able to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, replacing non-working neurons with new cells reprogrammed from elsewhere.