Researchers have developed a new method for delivering neural precursor cells into rat models of spinal cord injury. The method is safe, effective, and reduces the likelihood of further spinal trauma while delivering larger doses of reparative stem cells. The new approach could also be used for the treatment of ALS and multiple sclerosis.
Awakening dormant stem cells could stimulate the growth of new neurons. The findings could have significant implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers have successfully rejuvenated stem cells in the brains of aging mice. The study reports the rejuvenated stem cells help improve regeneration of injured or diseased brain areas.
A new study challenges conventional belief that myelin can inhibit neuronal growth. Researchers report rat myelin stimulated axon outgrowths in neural precursor cells, and human iPSCs.
Researchers report ependymal cells may play an important role in the regulation of neural stem cell function.
A new study in eLife reports lunatic fringe genes mediates a mechanism that preserves neural stem cells, so they can form new neurons throughout life. The findings, researchers say, have far-reaching implications for the study of neurogenesis.
A recent study in Stem Cell Reports suggests electrical fields can be used to help guide transplanted neural stem cells towards a specific location in the brain. The finding could pave the way for new treatment that could help repair brain damage.
According to a new study, adult neural stem cells appear to be programmed prior to birth to make specific types of neurons.