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At UW-Madison, 500 researchers study stem cells 20 years after the discovery | State and regional

Randolph Ashton uses human embryonic stem cells to grow neural tubes that cause the brain and spinal cord. He hopes…

Randolph Ashton uses human embryonic stem cells to grow neural tubes that cause the brain and spinal cord. He hopes to better understand what is wrong with conditions like Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Ashton’s three-dimensional neural tube in a dish could also be used to screen chemicals and environmental …

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