Tag Archives: Neural Stem Cells

Tumeric (Curry Spice) Might Stimulate Brain Cell Repair? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Stem Cell Research and Therapy)

Summary An early German study on rats suggests that the spice turmeric may have a potential role in helping the brain’s ability to repair and regenerate itself. The study in question involved laboratory animal research to investigate the effect of … Continue reading

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Animal Studies Failing to Yield Dementia Research Breakthroughs? (BBC News / Drug Discovery Today)

Summary Animal rights groups, and some researchers, have voiced the view that animal models for Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological / biotechnology research may be misguided and outdated. A more human-based approach could be more productive and relevant, it has … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Research: a Behind the Headlines Special Report (Bazian / NHS Choices)

Summary The “Behind the Headlines” service, from Bazian (the company behind NHS Choices and NHS Evidence), reviews medical topics in the news. NHS Choices has examined many news stories on dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, some of which have been pulled … Continue reading

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Human Skin Cells (Fibroblasts) Converted into Neurons (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Abstract The July 14th 2011 issue of The Independent reported that scientists at Stanford University in California have learned how to … Continue reading

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