Possible Therapies

Neurological Re-construction

Many chronic conditions of mature people (Alzheimerís, Parkinsonís) are degenerative. In addition, the acute results of trauma to the head, neck and back, can have major consequences on mobility, speech, memory and other functions. Some companies are addressing the possibility of using stem cells to replace lost functionality. Stem cells, whether embryonic or obtained from placental or foetal tissue, or from the de-differentiation of adult cells, can possibly be used in chronic and acute conditions. Because of the relatively immunologically privileged situation within the brain, foetal cells are well accepted and it appears likely that de-differentiated non-self cells could be successfully used for therapy, but this has not yet been demonstrated.


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