Did you know T cells can become neurons in the lab?

Discussion in 'Other Research' started by Not dead yet!, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Not dead yet!

    Not dead yet! Well-Known Member

    It's a process called transdifferentiation where one cell converts to another cell when induced by certain proteins.

    My take on it is that there will probably be a day when we recognize this as part of the healing process. That magical healing that nobody understands but all our medicine depends on. :)

    Article: Current approaches to obtaining human neurons are not easy to scale to many patients. Here we describe a facile, one-step conversion of human adult peripheral blood T cells directly into functional neurons using episomal vectors without the need for previous in vitro expansion.

    What's interesting is they are studying Autism with this method. That's too many coincidences... this has to be relevant to ME/CFS as well. I mean, T cells, neurons, Autism?

    There is a video on facebook that alerted me to it:
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