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  • Team finds a better way to grow motor neurons from stem cells

    University of Illinois cell and developmental biology professor Fei Wang, left; visiting scholar Qiuhao Qu, center; materials science and engineering professor Jianjun Cheng; and their colleagues improved the process of converting stem cells into motor neurons. (Neurons are green; motor neurons are red in the image on the screen).

    University of Illinois cell and developmental biology professor Fei Wang, left; visiting scholar Qiuhao Qu, center; materials science and engineering professor Jianjun Cheng; and their colleagues improved the process of converting stem cells into motor neurons. (Neurons are green; motor neurons are red in the image on the screen).

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      University of Illinois cell and developmental biology professor Fei Wang, left; visiting scholar Qiuhao Qu, center; materials science and engineering professor Jianjun Cheng; and their colleagues improved the process of converting stem cells into motor neurons. (Neurons are green; motor neurons are red in the image on the screen).

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Fei Wang, call 217-333-5972; email feiwang@illinois.edu. The paper, “High-Efficiency Motor Neuron Differentiation From HumanPluripotent Stem Cells and the Function of Islet-1,” is available online or to members of the media from the U. of I. News Bureau.