Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Scientists Find Way to Create Models of CMT Motor Neurons for Research

A new protocol allows researchers to generate spinal motor neurons derived from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) patients, creating useful models for better understanding the disease and investigating responses to potential therapies. The protocol was described in “Optimized Protocol to Generate Spinal Motor Neuron Cells from Induced Pluripotent Stem…

Problems with Mitochondria of Neurons May Underlie CMTX6, Study Finds

Problems with energy production and mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells, may be the underlying cause of an X-linked form of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) called CMTX6, a study in patient-derived motor neurons suggests. The study, “Energy metabolism and mitochondrial defects in X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMTX6) iPSC-derived motor…