Dr. Thomson

Predicting Neural Toxicity: Scientists have developed a faster, cheaper and more biologically relevant way to screen drugs and chemicals in the developing brain

Sep 23, 2015

Stem cells have a multitude of uses, not the least of which is to create tissue models that reflect human physiology. Such stem cell-derived models have enormous potential in research and application. One possible use, developed by a team of scientists led by MCDB professor James Thomson, involves reducing the number of drug failures in clinical trials and offering a cost-effective approach for assessing chemical safety.

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