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Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Migrate Throughout The Abnormal Brain, Reduce Disease Symptoms

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June 9, 1999
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NIH-National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke
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For years, researchers have probed the mysteries of neural stem cells -- immature cells that can differentiate into all the cell types that make up the brain -- with the idea that they might be useful for treating brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Important new animal research now suggests that these cells may be effective in treating a much broader array of brain diseases than previously anticipated, including Alzheimer's disease and many childhood brain disorders.

For years, researchers have probed the mysteries of neural stem cells -- immature cells that can differentiate into all the cell types that make up the brain -- with the idea that they might be useful for treating brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Important new animal research now suggests that these cells may be effective in treating a much broader array of brain diseases than previously anticipated, including Alzheimer's disease and many childhood brain disorders.


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NIH-National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke. "Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Migrate Throughout The Abnormal Brain, Reduce Disease Symptoms." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 June 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990609073135.htm>.
NIH-National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke. (1999, June 9). Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Migrate Throughout The Abnormal Brain, Reduce Disease Symptoms. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990609073135.htm
NIH-National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke. "Transplanted Neural Stem Cells Migrate Throughout The Abnormal Brain, Reduce Disease Symptoms." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990609073135.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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