Parkinsonís- Transplanting Cures

by Medindia Content Team on  December 6, 2006 at 4:45 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Parkinsonís- Transplanting Cures
U.S. neuroscientists have infused hope in patients suffering Parkinson's disease, with transplanted neural stem cells, capable of halting the ruin of dopaminergic cells.

Cesario Borlongan of the Medical College of Georgia and colleagues have zeroed in on a human neural stem cell transplant that is capable of enabling normal functioning as against the loss of movement control, which is the typical characteristic of the disease.

Borlongan said, 'We are very cautious but, to us, it`s an indication that stem cells have promise for Parkinson`s disease. Right now we are saying if you are able to identify Parkinson`s in the early stage, we think this therapy will work. An important question that remains is, Can we rescue neurons that are dying from Parkinson`s?"

The researchers have initiated studies to assess the efficacy of such transplants. The findings of the study is published in the current issue of The Journal of Neuroscience

Source: Medindia

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