Stem Cells Neurological Psychiatric Report Wednesday, Nov 26 2008 

A new report by NeuroInsights has just been published recently. It talks about using stem cells to treat a variety of neurological and psychiatry brain disorders. In the past, scientists have used stem cells for psychiatric disorders in animals. They were able to generate nerve cells that create dopamine and serotonin and implanted them into the brains of mice.

Other brain disorders may be ameliorated with stem cells. The report details new stem cell therapies for stroke, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, SCI, ALS, MS, retina and more. The report can be found at this link.

– Analyzes the scientific approaches and challenges to utilizing stem cells in the CNS
– Discusses trends and drivers including funding and regulatory issues
– Reveals promising treatment indications and pipelines
– Details cell therapies for Parkinson’s, SCI, stroke, Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, retina and more
– Examines business models leveraging the promise of stem cells
– Sheds light on investment opportunities and risks
– Provides in-depth profiles of trendsetters and trailblazers


Brain Injuries from Wartime Monday, Jul 28 2008 

There is an interesting article in the Baltimore Sun about brain injuries being sustained by US troops in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  A pretty astounding number of soldiers have suffered from traumatic brain injuries

As many as one in five combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have suffered traumatic brain injuries, and military medical experts believe the concussive force of blast waves has contributed to more than half of those. The damage can accumulate – the result of repeated exposure to explosions at a distance.

These injuries can be devastating to both the individual and the families who have to endure them.  The army, though, is keen on finding ways to repair damage associated with wartime wounds.

A key component of the initiative is to harness stem cell research and technology in finding innovative ways to use a patient’s natural cellular structure to reconstruct new skin, muscles and tendons, and even ears, noses and fingers, Casscells said.

I think eventually this may even mean repairing brain damage through the use of implanted stem cells.

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