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The Nerve of Them – Scientists Chronicle Transition of Stem Cells to Nerve Cells In Vivo.

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Apr 16, 2015 12:08:00 PM

Scientists have mapped how neural stem cells differentiate in the body.

Scientists led by Mathias Hoehn at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research have devised a novel method for documenting the process by which human stem cells transplanted into the cerebral cortex of an animal model develop into mature nerve cells.  The researchers inserted optical image reporters into the cells to emit different shades of light when certain genes were activated. By observing the sequence in which the light was emitted, the group determined the timeline of the stem cell’s transformation in vivo.

Previously, scientists were only able to track the progress of stem cell differentiation under a microscope in vitro [in a lab], obtaining just snapshots of a months-long process. The ability to assess the survival and development of tissue in the living brain will allow for the optimization of the stem cell regeneration process.  Furthermore, this method can make it possible to develop new regenerative medical treatments for the betterment of stroke victims and patients with neurological diseases.

Although strokes and Parkinson’s disease tends to affect patients later on in life, the higher regenerative abilities of younger stem cells are preferable over older ones for medical therapies. One way to assure access to the enhanced regenerative abilities of your own stem cells is to preserve them while they are still young, so that they can be used later in life in emerging regenerative therapies. Today, preserving your own stem cells, also known as autologous stem cells, is simple and affordable for families. To learn how you can preserve your own valuable stem cells through non-invasive and effective methods, please visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.

 

 

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Topics: parkinsons disease, neural stem cells, stemsaveblog, Brain, bank your stem cells, stroke recovery, nerve damage, neurons, Neurodegenerative disease

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