Neurons continue to hold out the most hope for a simple effective treatment to debilitating neuro-degenerative diseases. The plasticity of neurons and the (limited) natural regenerative capability of the brain suggests we just need to find the correct combination of cell types to unlock the repair of damaged brain tissues. Additionally, in vitro differentiated neurons are a powerful model for human diseases lacking an animal model and open new avenues for groundbreaking research into disease mechanisms in humans. This series, published in Cell Regeneration, aims to address those questions.
The articles in the series have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editors for this series declare no competing interests.