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A Novel Approach to Track Homing of Transplanted Stem Cells in the Brain

Jun 15, 2015 1:00:55 PM / by Shweta posted in neural stem cells, cell therapy, Independent validation, induced pluripotent stem cells, magnetic resonance imaging, regenerative medicine, research, Stem Cell Therapy, stem cell transplantation, stem cells

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Scientists have developed a method to track transplanted stem cells in the brain

Stem cell therapies have emerged as promising therapeutic options for treating many degenerative diseases including neurodegenerative diseases. The neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the progressive degeneration of neurons. Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Huntington’s disease are the most prevalent examples of neurodegenerative disorders. A variety of stem cells, including pluripotent embryonic stem cells, multipotent adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have been utilized as therapeutic agents to treat many neurological disorders.

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Pluripotent Stem Cells to Treat Ischemic Stroke

Jun 4, 2014 1:00:44 PM / by Maria posted in neural stem cells, Bone marrow, embryonic stem cells, Innovation, ischemia, mesenchymal stem cells, research, stem cells, stroke

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Ischemic stroke is characterized by acute loss of neurons, various glia and the disruption of synaptic architecture.  Here, we discuss the potential use of pluripotent stem cells to surpass the efficacy of current treatments.

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Neural Stem Cell Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disorders

May 21, 2014 1:32:12 PM / by Maria posted in neural stem cells, dopamine, Innovation, mesenchymal stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson's disease, research, stem cell therapy, stem cells, trophic factors

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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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