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Stem cells for drug delivery?

A different way that stem cells could prove useful in neurodegenerative disorders.



Engineered stem cells show promise for sneaking drugs into the brain

December 15, 2005 - Eurekalert - One of the great challenges for treating Parkinson's diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders is getting medicine to the right place in the brain.

The brain is a complex organ with many different types of cells and structures, and it is fortified with a protective barrier erected ...
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Stem Cells Questions

The UK MS Society is holding an ask the expert session with Dr Neil Scolding who is undertaking research on stem cells to repair myelin etc.

http://www.mssociety.org.uk/application ... _id=101215

Anyone can register and then ask a question. Not all are answered but the questions that are, and the answers, are posted on the site.


Ian
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Highland woman underwent controversial stem cell treatment

Highland woman underwent controversial stem cell treatment


15/11/2005 16:45

A Highland woman who underwent controversial stem cell treatment in an effort to combat her multiple sclerosis says the procedure has enabled her to walk for the first time in more than five years.

Amanda Bryson traveled to the Netherlands in a wheelchair less than a week ago.....back home, she's now able to walk with limited support.

Only five days ago she traveled to a clinic ...
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FDA approve stem cell transplant

FDA has approved trial of stem cell transplants for Batten's disease. Fingers crossed for the kids affected by this awful disease.

Hopefully they will do well and such transplants will be trialled for other neurological diseases.




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9767034/
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S. Korea Lab Aims to Be Global Supplier of Stem Cells

S. Korea Lab Aims to Be Global Supplier of Stem Cells (Update2)
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Researchers in South Korea said they will make the human embryonic stem-cell advances that caused a stir in recent months available to laboratories in the U.S. and elsewhere.

A new center called the World Stem Cell Hub under the direction of Hwang Woo Suk at the Seoul National University Hospital will create and store human embryonic stem cells for ...
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heart today CNS tomorrow?

Trials starting on stem cells to repair heart tissue.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4326698.stm
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Liver today CNS tomorrow?

THE old philosophy of "body heal thyself" has been given a new high-tech twist with a treatment for liver failure that uses bone marrow stem cells from the patient's own blood.

To obtain the cells, the patient is first given an injection of a chemical called granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF), which stimulates their bone marrow to produce extra stem cells. After five days on the drug, the patient's blood is screened for cells bearing ...
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