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Cord Blood a Possible Answer to Alzheimer's Disease

Jul 29, 2015 1:00:33 PM / by Maria posted in Cord Blood, CNS/Neurodegeneration

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Alzheimer's research is equal measure hope and frustration. Cord blood might be a much-needed solution. 

Few diseases stump researchers as much as Alzheimer's disease. Quite simply, nothing has worked beyond some symptomatic relief. On top of that, scientists are still uncertain about what exactly causes the disease. For example, are the characteristic beta-amyloid plaques in the brain a cause of Alzheimer's disease -- or a consequence? Any promising results are welcome to a community used to setbacks.

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Can Blood Plasma from the Young Reverse Ailments of the Old?

Jul 20, 2015 1:00:11 PM / by Maria posted in CNS/Neurodegeneration, Plasma

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Experiments show that blood plasma from the young reverse age-associated cognitive declines. What ingredient make it possible?

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, or the mind of a researcher gone off the rails. But a series of intriguing discoveries hint that young blood may help treat problems associated with the elderly.

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Ice Bucket Research! Using Stem Cells as Trojan Horses

Oct 6, 2014 1:30:52 PM / by Daisy posted in Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, CNS/Neurodegeneration

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The only drug for ALS prolongs life by 2-3 months. Stem cells could become the Trojan horses that deliver a therapy.

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Neural Stem Cell Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disorders

May 21, 2014 1:32:12 PM / by Maria posted in Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells, CNS/Neurodegeneration

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Neural stem cells may provide long-term treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's by cell replacement or trophic factor secretion.

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