Shocking As Scientists Figure Out A Way To Convert Urine To Brain Cells

Shocking As Scientists Figure Out A Way To Convert Urine To Brain Cells
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

The human body has always been treasured for its healing powers, with its ability to recover from nearly any type of debilitating injury or ailment.

Throughout time, scientists have used different cells in our bodies to cure us from things the human body couldn’t naturally dispose of on its own. This might be the weirdest form of this research in recent memory.

Chinese scientists have discovered a technique to single out kidney cells that are found in urine and convert them into neural progenitors, which are essentially pre-brain cells. That’s right, pee is turned into a type of cell that we thought could never be replaced.

Although cell reprogramming has been done successfully many times before, it has never included such an unorthodox process as utilizing kidney cells found in urine.This newly discovered technique will be very beneficial for advancement in the continuous study and treatment methods of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

On top of that, while the use of embryonic cells in transplantation can bring up the risk of tumor development, the use of the neural progenitors does not. What’s even better is that these pre-brain cells can greatly assist the production of other cells for individual patient’s treatment; much quicker than traditional methods currently allow.

Andrew Alvez | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Andrew Alvez

Andrew is a sports authority. One of the most knowledgeable sports journalists in the industry. Andrew boasts his two degrees in Communication and English to credit his writing ability. As a co-editor and writer Andrew tries his best to better the Sports page every time he graces the illustrious pages of Elite Daily.

More In World

World Emily Arata

Grab Your Metal Detectors! Artist Hides $16,000 Worth Of Gold On The Beach For People To Find

Ready, set, treasure hunt. English artist Michael Sailstorfer buried $16,000 in gold bars along the Outer Harbour beach in Folkestone, England. He’s calling the installation “Folkestone Digs.” Beginning today, residents and visitors have the chance to claim the gold for themselves. There are no rules. The event coordinators have even buried dozens of metal washers in […]

Also On Elite

TV

17 Life Lessons Every ‘Breaking Bad’ Fan Took Away From The Forever Famous Series

With “Breaking Bad” dominating the Emmys this year, there’s no questioning its place as a well-respected show that’s widely adored by fans. I watched every episode — and not just because Jesse Pinkman made “b*tch” a household expletive. Rather, I watched it for the drama and the laughs, and somewhere along the way, I learned a […]

World

Ferguson Police Employ The Same Weapons On Protestors That Are Used On Terrorists

In what should be shocking news, but unfortunately doesn’t come as much of a surprise, weapons we produce to stop terrorists are being used by police on our country’s citizens. This powerful picture was tweeted by the account Feminist Bully, and it shows us that the same projectile explosives fired upon militants in war-torn countries […]