Tag Archives: Stem Cells

Future Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease? (BBC News / Cell Stem Cell)

Summary Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, working with rats, have claimed a potential breakthrough in how stem cell-derived dopamine-producing brain cells might, in future, be used to repair the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson’s Disease. This is … Continue reading

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Pilot Study of Stem Cell Treatment in Stroke Therapy (BBC News / Stem Cell Translational Medicine)

Summary A pilot study at Imperial College London indicates that infusing stem cells into the brain during the first week after a stroke may improve recovery. Patients were more likely to be able to walk and look after themselves independently … 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view that animal models for Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological / biotechnology research may be misguided and outdated.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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Stroke Patients Show Signs of Recovery in Stem-Cell Treatment Trial (BBC News / NHS Choices)

Summary An early piece of research into the safety and tolerability of stem cell therapy called ReN001 for the treatment of ischaemic stroke (where blood supply to the brain is blocked by blood clots) suggests that the nine people included … 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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Major Breakthrough: Functional Human Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Neurons

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract Scientists have discovered how to grow the brain cells which cause memory loss in Alzheimer’s Disease. It has been found … Continue reading

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