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Utilizing Dental Stem Cells to Treat Stroke Victims

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 6:00:13 AM




Peter Couche suffered from a stroke 20 years ago and has since lived with ‘Locked-in Syndrome’. Peter established The Peter Couche Foundation within the Robinson Institute at the University of Adelaide. The foundation raises money to support adult stem cells research on treatments for stroke victims. The University research utilizes the powerful stem cells found in teeth to develop regenerative therapies to address the trauma induced as a result of a stroke. As the research advances, scientists envisage a therapy regiment utilizing autologous [from the patient] dental stem cells.

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Topics: Locked-in Syndrome, stemsaveblog, stroke, Stemcells, autologousstemcells


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