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Anti-Seizure Nasal Spray Utilizes Stem Cells

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Apr 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

A team at Texas A&M University’s College of Medicine has been working on a treatment to address the side effects of epileptic seizures utilizing vesicles from stem cells. The most significant side effect of seizures is inflammation in the brain, which anti-seizure drugs do not typically treat. The vesicles, known for their anti-inflammatory properties,  are separated and recovered from mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] and delivered via a nasal spray to promote rapid delivery to the brain.  Separating the vesicles from their stem cells allows them to penetrate barriers not permeable by the whole stem cell, thereby increasing their efficacy in limiting damage caused by inflammation.

 

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Topics: MSC's, mesenchymal stem cells, epileptic seizures

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