08:00 , Jan 15, 2015 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

Techniques: Reprograming fibroblasts into sensory neurons

Disease models TECHNOLOGY: Cell models Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts into sensory neurons could be useful for generating new cellular models to study pain biology and screen for pain-suppressing drugs. Mouse and human embryonic fibroblasts engineered...
08:00 , Jan 8, 2015 |  BC Innovations  |  Tools & Techniques

Pain in the dish

Preclinical models of pain are notorious for their poor ability to translate to humans, and are considered a large part of the reason advances in analgesics have been few and far between. Two independent groups...