Though not conscious, the miniature brain, which resembles that of a five-week-old foetus, could potentially be useful for scientists who want to study the progression of developmental diseases
, including Alzheimer's.
Rene Anand, the professor of biological chemistry and pharmacology at the university, has expressed hope that the feat could help scientists studying developmental diseases
and help them understand conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and autism.
People that will benefit from this technology will include those with cardiac, neurological and developmental diseases
and newborn babies, as well as cancer patients.
These conditions include food hypersensitivities, obesity and eating disorders, inborn errors of metabolism, developmental diseases
, diseases of various body systems, HIV/AIDS, oncology and sickle cell disease, and burns, and enteral nutrition and herbs and phytomedicines.
These diseases include common debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders as well as epilepsies and childhood developmental diseases
including forms of autism and learning disability.
Among the topics are a nephrologist's perspective on renal biopsy, glomerular diseases associated primarily with asymptomatic or gross hematuria, metabolic diseases of the kidney, thrombotic micro-angiopathies, cystic and developmental diseases
, the aging kidney, the pathology of renal transplantation, and tumors of the kidney.
My article on classification of cystic and developmental diseases
in this issue adopts and builds upon many of Dr Bernstein's conceptual constructs, while attempting to serve as a temporary bridge to the future when molecular-based schema will take center stage.
These mutations have been linked to rare developmental diseases
such as achondroplasia and Costello syndrome.
Birth defects, developmental diseases
, asthma and neurological disorders can also be caused by the environment.
At the Gluck Equine Research Center, scientists will use the sequence to study immune response and developmental diseases
, changes in gene expression contributing to joint diseases, and genetic mutations causing musculoskeletal diseases and infertility in mares.
In June 2004, Environment California issued Growing Up Toxic: Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Diseases
, which details chemicals found in consumer products and their potential health impacts.