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Can We Grow a New Brain?

It's not a medical conspiracy, it's something researchers are really working on: Can we grow new body parts, the way some animals do? Can Alzheimer's patients grow a new BRAIN?

Scientists have turned skin cells from mice tails into neurons able to form connections that are essential for brain functioning and it should work with human tissue too. Neurons from the skin of people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases could be inserted into their brains to heal them.

Researcher Douglas Melton has demonstrated that single cell in the pancreas can be turned into another without using an embryo to create a stem cell, meaning that these cells can easily be gotten from the person who has the disease. In Bloomberg.com, Rob Waters quotes Melton as saying, "If you wanted to make more cells for yourself, the ones you

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