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Treating ALS With Stem Cells

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on May 10, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are researching stem cell treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the onset of which remains unknown and the cure for which has yet to be discovered. For patients with ALS, motor neurons in the brain, which are in charge of basic muscle movement, are destroyed, causing paralysis or severe lack of muscle control. The phase I clinical study is investigating the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), known for their ability to support neural growth and survival, to prevent the premature neuron degradation normally associated with ALS, and/or their ability to slow the progression of the disease.

 

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Topics: ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, mesenchymal stem cells, neural regrowth

Dental Stem Cells Stimulate Peripheral Nerve Regrowth

Posted by maxi@stemsave.com on Jul 16, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Researchers in Japan successfully used dental pulp stem cells [DPSCs] in animal models to stimulate peripheral neural regrowth and ameliorate neural losses associated with autologous nerve grafts, which can lead to diminished function and decreased sensation. The dental pulp stem cells demonstrated regeneration of more myelinated axons than in the control group, which received autologous nerve grafts or collagen.

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Topics: stem cell therapy, dental pulp stem cells, nerve damage, regenerating tissue, autologous stem cells, neural regrowth

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