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Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Migrate Throughout the Abnormal Brain,

John johnhkm at netsprintXXXX.net.au
Thu Aug 26 22:19:52 EST 1999

"The new study, led by Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., of Children’s Hospital and
Harvard Medical School in Boston, provides the first evidence from studies
in animals that neural stem cells can be used to repair damage from brain
disorders such as adrenoleukodystrophy and multiple sclerosis, where cell
dysfunction is "global" or spread throughout the brain. Investigators
previously believed that the promise of these cells was limited to disorders
such as Parkinson’s disease in which damage is restricted to defined areas
of the brain. While preliminary, the new findings raise exciting
possibilities for future therapies. The study was funded in part by the
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and appears
in the June 8, 1999, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences (PNAS).1"


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