Magnetogenetics: how neural stem cells grow in a certain direction

Interview with Prof. Jacob Piehler, University of Osnabrück

If you could stimulate brain cells to grow in a specific direction, you would probably be able to achieve a significant improvement in the health of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. This is why the MAGNEURON project focuses on this approach. The EU is funding the project with approximately 3.5 million Euros. Biophysicist Professor Jacob Piehler of the University of Osnabrück has also done research in this field. has asked him about the current project status.


Photo: Prof. Jacob Piehler

Jacob Piehler; © Siegfried Engelbrecht-Vandré/Universität Osnabrück

Photo: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

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