It has been long believed that nerve tissue could not be re-grown after injury or to correct a malfunction. Pluripotent stem cells have the ability to integrate and reverse tissue damage in the brain and spinal cord This has lead to research in positive result for stem cells in the areas of dementia, memory disorder and even dramatic paralyzing injuries. Stem cells are proven an effect way to reverse brain damage.
Stem-cell-based technology offers amazing possibilities for the future. These include the ability to reproduce human tissues and potentially repair damaged organs (such as the brain, spinal cord, vertebral column the eye), where, at present, we mainly provide supportive care to prevent the situation from becoming worse.
New research shows that transplanted stem cells migrate to the damaged areas and assume the function of neurons, holding out the promise of therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, spinal cord injury, stroke, Cerebral palsy, Battens disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The therapeutic use of stem cells, already promising radical new treatments for cancer, immune-related diseases, and other medical conditions, may someday be extended to repairing and replenishing the brain. In a study published in the February 19, 2002, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers exposed the spinal cord of paralyzed animal’s hind limbs and lower body. Amniotic Stem cells grow in exponential numbers in the laboratory were then injected into the site of the injury. It was seen that week after the injury, motor function improved dramatically,