Author Archives: Vanda Pinto PhD

Continuous BDNF Supply by Stem Cells May Have Therapeutic Potential

Stem cells engineered to produce a constant level of a downstream target of the MECP2 protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), increased the development of new neurons and prevented body weight loss in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. The study with that finding, “Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Secreting…