Stem Cells in Focus

Modeling the development and disease of the human enteric nervous system takes guts… and stem cells
May 5, 2016

Question: What part of the nervous system has over 500 million neurons - the cells that transmit electrical or chemical signals throughout the nervous system and beyond - and regulates important bodily functions? Sounds like the brain, right? What if you knew that this part of the nervous system also spans approximately 30 feet in an average adult? That’s right, it’s the enteric nervous system (ENS). Never heard of it?

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