Oct 16, 2017
"Using a brain tumour model in Drosophila fruit flies - which were also used by the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine - the researchers recapitulate hallmarks of human brain cancer stem cell and tumour development. In this model, Dr Barros's team visualises cancer stem cells at the time they originate inside intact brain, and can identify early cellular and molecular changes."
Oct 10, 2017
"UCLA researchers have developed an improved technique for creating simplified human brain tissue from stem cells. Because these so-called “mini brain organoids” mimic human brains in how they grow and develop, they’re vital to studying complex neurological diseases."
Sep 18, 2017
BMJ (British Medical Journal)
"A High Court judge has provisionally cleared the way for a soldier disabled by a traumatic brain injury to undergo experimental stem cell treatment at a clinic in Belgrade."
Sep 18, 2017
The Stem Cellar
"Survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) often suffer from debilitating, life changing symptoms like memory decline and epileptic seizures. Researchers had observed that following TBI, a stem cell-rich area of the brain provides a spike in new nerve cell growth, presumably to help replace damaged or destroyed brain cells. But, like a lot of things in biology, more is not always better. And a new report in Stem Cell Reportsprovides evidence that this spark of brain cell growth shortly after TBI may actually be responsible for post-injury seizures as well as long-term memory problems for people with this condition."
Jan 19, 2017
Regeneration Center of Thailand
"Stem cells transplantation into the affected region might be beneficial in certain circumstances wherein the damage is not too severe and has occurred relatively recently. (from 6 mo up to two years after initial Injury) The neural stem cell implantation purpose would be to try to restore signal functions with comparable properties."
Aug 03, 2015
"Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) can be easily harvested in large quantities from discarded extract teeth during dental surgery. This can cause patients to experience little pain and thus is a very common, safe, and effective procedure. In addition, hDPSCs have clonogenic ability with a rapid proliferation rate, and can be cryopreserved for long periods. These considerations make hDPSCs more attractive for clinical studies."
Jun 05, 2014
Medical News Today
"A new study suggests a mechanism to get bone marrow stem cells to differentiate into brain cells. If the proposed method proves to be viable, it could lead to ways of generating new brain cell populations for repairing brain damage."
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