Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Stem Cell Research Offers New Hope for Repairing Brain Damage
Thanks to new research with embryonic stem cells, doctors may one day be able to transplant neurons developed from stem cells into patients who suffer brain damage, including Alzheimer’s patients.
Connie K. Ho reports for RedOrbit.com:
Researchers from the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute [and other research centers] recently discovered that neurons developed from stem cells can boost brain activity following transplantation with a laboratory model. The findings show that the cells could possibly be used in the future to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other types of neurodegenerative illnesses. . . . In the study, the team of investigators transplanted neurons from human stem cells into a rodent hippocampus. . . .
Although repairing damaged brain tissue in humans remains a distant goal, with this research scientists are moving markedly closer to it. Thanks to the work of such innovative and pioneering men and women, diseases such as Alzheimer’s may one day be studied only in textbooks, rather than in millions of patients actually suffering from such afflictions.
- The Assault on Abortion Rights Undermines All Our Liberties
- The Role of Religion in the Scientific Revolution
- Chemo-Baths for Single Organs, A New Ear from One’s Own Tissue, and a Wealth of Knowledge for the Developing World: Good News Abounds
Posted in: Science and Technology
- Next Post: SpaceX Founder Musk Envisions Mars Colony: Potential Value is Immense
- Previous Post: Where Does Valid Law End and Regulation Begin?
If you enjoy TOS Blog please make a donation to keep us blogging
- Announcements (153)
- Events (36)
- Ayn Rand and Objectivism (74)
- Business and Economics (63)
- Education and Pedagogy (23)
- Environmentalism (43)
- Foreign Policy and War (147)
- History (54)
- Individual Rights and Law (475)
- Philosophy (80)
- Ethics (17)
- Presidential Candidates (69)
- Productivity (15)
- Psychology (4)
- Religion (101)
- Romance (2)
- Science and Technology (94)
- Sports (11)
- The Arts (34)
Ideas presented in posts on TOS Blog are those of the authors of the posts and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Objective Standard. TOS Blog is powered by WordPress.