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UW-Madison puts heart and mind into stem cells

Magnified view of stem cells before they have been transformed into specific cells of the body. Courtesy of UW-Madison.
Richard Moss, left, and Clive Svendsen
Madison, Wis. The answer to reversing the deterioration caused by acute diseases of the brain and heart may lie in stem-cell treatment, according to the on......

Full article >>> he heart would be able to regenerate this tissue very early on. Stem-cell therapy could counter the long-term damage that comes from not addressing the problem early enough. The cells could be delivered to the tissues in the heart quickly, as the continuous blood flow to the heart makes it easier to reach than the other organs.

Obviously we would like to raise the ability to develop cardi......

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With the right application, they can be used against diseases such as Lou Gehrigs disease, which have a far more rapid degeneration than Parkinsons and force greater splits between the neurons. Through stem cell introduction, the existing neurons can be protected and given more impetus to reform connections.

Stem cells are very powerful ... better than direct injection by far, Sven......

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