The Anorexic Brain

March 15, 2017


Clarke Center affiliate Alysson Muotri was recently interviewed on his latest research, which uses skin cells from anorexia patients, converts those into stem cells, and from these stem cells grow brain cells that allow researchers to glean new insights into the genetic and neurological components of anorexia. It is an approach Dr. Muotri has used to study other diseases, as well as to cultivate Neanderthal brain neurons that have the potential to reveal the disparities in imaginative capacity between humanity's closest ancestors and ourselves.