In the August Scientific American, Elena Cattaneo of the University of Milan outlines the key role that the Huntington’s gene may have played in evolutionary history. Beyond studying the gene’s evolution, Cattaneo researches stem cells that may aid in treating neurodegenerative disease. Watch a talk she gave on stem cells at The Brain Forum in Switzerland, in 2015.
Seeking Cures for Terrible Brain Diseases
A researcher explains the promise of stem cells for treating neurodegenerative disease
This article was originally published with the title "Seeking Cures for Terrible Brain Diseases" in Scientific American 315, 2, (August 2016)