Scientists Have Located a Category of Brain Cells in Adults That were Previously Thought to Disappear After Brain Development

In the developing brain, the subplate is a region of neurons that sits below the cortical plate, a precursor to the cortex. However, in the adult brain it seems to be absent and for decades has been thought to simply disappear. Previous studies had outlined a connection between subplate neurons and certain brain disorders, including [Read More]

Stem Cell Experiments for Brain Repair Drugs

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have collaborated with biologists at the University of Zurich and University of Lyon to discover drugs for brain repair. The team has identified drugs that activate signals to specific types of cells in the adult neurological system. The experiments in mouse models may prove useful in developing treatments of [Read More]

Children with Cerebral Palsy May Benefit from Stem Cells

Stem Cells Arabia has sponsored a study investigating whether intervention with mesenchymal stem cell therapy in children with cerebral palsy is safe and effective. Cerebral Palsy: Definition and Treatment Cerebral palsy is a disorder of the neuromuscular system caused by an insult to the developing brain. Commonly known as CP, the disorder is caused by [Read More]

Australian Scientists Print Brain Tissue

Researchers in Australia have used a 3D printer to create nerve cells found in the human brain. The neurons were created with a special type of bio-ink derived from stem cells. It is hoped that these printed brain cells will be able to someday help people afflicted by neurological conditions. 3D Printing of Human Cells [Read More]

Stem Cell Implants in the Brain Could Delay Aging

Scientists at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine have conducted experiments and found that stem cell implants in the brains of mice can stop aging and help the treated animals remain fitter for longer. What part of the brain controls aging? The experiments have helped researchers identify that a part of the brain called [Read More]

Personalized Treatment for BiPolar Disorder: Are Stem Cells the Answer?

Everyone goes through ups and downs in life, but for people with bipolar disorder, these shifts in mood are dramatic and severe, affecting their ability to carry on with daily life. The illness, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is associated with distinct variations in emotions, mood, energy, sleep patterns, behaviors, and activity. Bipolar people alternate [Read More]

CTX-DP: Drug Therapy for Brain Injury from Stroke

An American suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. This adds up to nearly 800,000 strokes nationwide each year. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability and the third highest cause of death in the United States. Stroke claims an estimated 140,000 American lives each year. Nearly 75 percent of strokes affect people over the [Read More]

Healing Injured Brains Now Closer to Reality

Scientists have conducted an animal study funded by the National Institutes of Health, the findings of which have brought the goal of healing injured brains with stem cell therapy closer to reality. The results, published in Nature Medicine, reveal that the innovative technique employed by the researchers was able to dramatically increase the number of [Read More]

How Stem Cells Limit The Negative Effects of Brain Cancer Radiation

Stem cell therapy has already shown tremendous promise in healing areas of the brain damaged by radiation injury from cancer treatment. Scientists at the University of California Irvine have now made a promising discovery that an isolated part of stem cells called microvesicles can produce comparable benefits, without some of the risks associated with stem [Read More]

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