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Use of stem cells to create neurons could enable the study of the response of human cells to new drugs in vitro, early in the drug development process.

Woolf C. Overcoming Obstacles to Developing New Analgesics. Nature Med. 2010; 16(11): 1241-7. http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v16/n11/full/nm.2230.html

Reference

Title
Overcoming Obstacles to Developing New Analgesics
Publication
Nature Med
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Woolf C
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 11
Pages
1241-7
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

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