Stroke-Induced Brain Damage Prevented by Stem Cells.

Stem cells have been found to prevent neurological damage to GCI stroke victims.

In a recently published study from the Hallym University College of Medicine, researchers have applied mesenchymal stem cells [MSCs] to animal models afflicted with global cerebral ischemia [GCI] to successfully reduce the associated neuronal damage.  When compared to those that received no treatment, animals that received MSCs displayed a significant decrease in cell death, inflammation to the brain, and disruption of the blood brain barrier. Continue reading

Cerebral Palsy Treated With Autologous Stem Cells

A new experimental therapy utilizes stem cells to treat cerebral palsy in children.

Due to the initial success of an experiment conducted by Duke University, doctors in Spain are now attempting a clinical trial in which stem cells are utilized to treat children with cerebral palsy. According to Dr. Luis Mader, the doctor performing the transplants, “Though this type of treatment is still in its very early stages, it is believed that regenerative therapies with stem cells could be a therapeutic option to regenerate the nerve tissue and repair brain damage.” Continue reading

Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Treated with Dental Pulp Stem Cells

Dental Pulp Stem Cell treatments resulted in improved behavioral and neuronal function

In a recent study, researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSCs) in reversing brain damage caused by Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy [HIE].  In the animal study, HIE subjects injected with DPSCs showed improvements in behavioral tests and an increase in neuronal markers.  The results indicate that substantive brain function was recovered due to DPSC treatment.  Continue reading