Applications

Observing the activity of human-derived neurons in health and in disease

The combination of two technologies—induced pluripotent stem cells and high-density microelectrode arrays—offers an unprecedented platform to study human brain activity in detail outside the body.    Back in 2006, Prof. Yamanaka and colleagues revealed a technique to reprogram adult skin cells into embryonic-like cells called induced pluripotent stem cells or iPSCs. This Nobel Prize winning technology enables access to human neurons derived from adult blood or skin cells in a high-throughput manner, thus opening up the possibilities to study neurological…

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MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (March 2020)

During this extraordinary period of the COVID-19 pandemic and while working from home, it is important to sometimes take a break. One way to make use of these breaks is to read up on the latest scientific publications. In order to help you select which papers to read, we publish a Monthly Must-Reads every four weeks. After the last two editions which highlight the topics of Axons  and Retina, we decided that for this  edition we will highlight five articles related…

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