Unexpected cells have been found in the protective membranes that enclose the brain, the so called meninges. These ‘neural progenitors’ — or stem cells that differentiate into different kinds of neurons — are produced during embryonic development. These findings show that the neural progenitors found in the meninges produce new neurons after birth — highlighting the importance of meningeal tissue as well as these cells’ potential in the development of new therapies for brain damage or neurodegeneration.
In society, a lot of noise was caused by a recent initiative to adopt a new law on transplantation. Director of the Coordination Centre of Cell, Organ and Tissue Transplantation of Ministry of Health Ruslan Salyutin told UNIAN what would happen to organ transplantation in Ukraine, if it was not revived in time..