Journal article

3D human brain cell models: New frontiers in disease understanding and drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases

Paula Korhonen, Tarja Malm, Anthony R White

Neurochemistry International | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Neurodegenerative disorders have an enormous impact on society and healthcare budgets. There has been a high degree of failure in many recent clinical trials for disease-modifying therapeutics. A major factor in this failure is the difficulty of translating findings from animal-based cell models to human patients. The majority of non-animal neurodegenerative disease research has been conducted in 2 dimensional models of rodent neonatal neurons and glia. While these systems have provided valuable insights into neural cell function and dysfunction, they have largely reached the end of their useful life, as human stem cell technologies combined with major advances in microfluidic technologies h..

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