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Anti-Seizure Nasal Spray Utilizes Stem Cells

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

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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.

 

According to Ashok K. Shetty, Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the university and co-senior author of the study,  "Clinically [status epilepticus] is a medical emergency. Typically, neurologists give a combination of anti-epileptic drugs to stop the seizures, but whatever damage the seizures are doing leads to inflammation in the brain -- which those drugs do not typically treat...In this case, we nasally injected [the compound] and it resulted in suppression of the inflammation which caused multiple beneficial effects on the brain.” 

 

As treatments emerge, we believe the best stem cells to use will be the patient’s own [autologous stem cells] as this negates the need to find a suitable donor and eliminates the chances of rejection of the transplanted tissue. To learn how to bank your own valuable stem cells to insure your future health, visit www.StemSave.com or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.

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

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