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Post brain injury: New nerve cells originate from neural ste

Sometimes I see these articles and think "ok, didn't we know that already? why don't you shoot them into someone's head now!"

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-03/hzm--pbi031108.php

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Post brain injury: New nerve cells originate from neural stem cells

Most cells in the human brain are not nerve cells, but supporting cells (glial cells). They serve as a framework for nerve cells and play an important role in the wound reaction that occurs with injuries to the brain. However, ...
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Stem cell review

It's my birthday today (3 March) and not one of you sent me a card.

Here is my gift. A review of stem cells and MS.

Ian

http://www.msif.org/docs/MSinFocusIssue11EN.pdf
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Another story

Sorry, I'm a sucker for these stories.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j13 ... 6&w=464753
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Another stem cell research article

Human Stem Cells Produce Healthy Neural Stem Cells In Rats 20 February 2008

Neural cells derived from human embryonic stem cells helped repair stroke-related damage in the brains of rats and led to improvements in their physical abilities after a stroke, in a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

This study marks the first time researchers have used human embryonic stem cells to generate neural cells that grow well ...
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Israeli research

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Stem cells for diabetes

I was giving up this site for Lent but lasted 3 days!

Interesting article about stem cells for diabetes which shows how fast this area is moving.

Ian

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7238418.stm
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Bone marrows stem cells convert to oligodendrocytes

http://www.msaustralia.org.au/hot_news/read_more.html
The group harvested stem cells from the bone marrow of mice and humans, then inserted them into the brains of mice with a disease that closely resembles MS in humans. They found that the stem cells changed into several different kinds of cells: most importantly, many converted into cells called oligodendrocytes,which manufacture 'white matter'.
But the experiments suggest only areas of fresh damage might be treatable. In the mice tested, the loss of myelin appeared ...
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Scaffold for stem cells

Stem cell scaffolding repairs nerves 31 January 2008

A Monash University PhD student has developed a new technique that could revolutionise stem cell treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injuries.


David Nisbet from Monash University's Department of Materials Engineering has used existing polymer-based biodegradable fibres, 100 times smaller than a human hair, and re-engineered them to create a unique 3-D scaffold that could potentially allow stem cells to repair damaged nerves in ...
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