Parkinson’s: Promising Stem Cell Treatment Reverses Symptoms in Rodents

Parkinson’s: Promising Stem Cell Treatment Reverses Symptoms in Rodents A progressive neurodegenerative disorder, PD damages or destroys neurons located in the midbrain. These neurons produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in movement. This lack of dopamine causes PD symptoms which include tremors, stiffness, and impaired balance and coordination.

Calming Overexcited Neurons May Protect Brain After Stroke

Calming Overexcited Neurons May Protect Brain After Stroke Neuroscientists believed that, in the aftermath of a stroke, calming overexcited neurons might prevent them from releasing a toxic molecule that can kill neurons already damaged by lack of oxygen. This idea was supported by studies in cells and animals, but it

Gut Bacterium Supports Growth in Infants with Severe Acute Malnutrition

Gut Bacterium Supports Growth in Infants with Severe Acute Malnutrition About 18 million children under age 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition, and over 3 million children die from it each year. Treatment with high-calorie supplemental foods and antibiotics can prevent deaths, but these interventions often have limited impact on

Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease: What You Need to Know Unfortunately, I don’t know of any current stem cell-based treatments for heart disease that are going to give a good chance of a clear benefit and low risk. That’s the reality today. The better news is that there are

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