Unlocking the Potential of Stem Cells to Repair Brain Damage
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A QUT scientist is hoping to unlock the potential of stem cells as a way of repairing neural damage to the brain.
The research is in Developmental Biology. (full access paywall)
Research: “Mesenchymal stem cells, neural lineage potential, heparan sulfate proteoglycans and the matrix” by Rachel K. Okolicsanyi, Lyn R. Griffiths, Larisa M. Haupt in Developmental Biology. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2014.01.024
Image: Researchers are manipulating adult stem cells from bone marrow to produce a population of cells that can be used to treat brain damage. This image shows neural stem cells and is for illustrative purposes only. Credit Joseph Elsbernd.