Navigation Links
New discovery may help treat stroke-affected humans

New discovery may help treat stroke-affected humans New York, A scientific discovery that has helped rats recover after a stroke by stimulating a protein// on the surface of brain cells has rejuvenated hopes about the possibility of repairing the human body afflicted with severe injuries such as stroke or spinal-cord damages.

The findings on rats suggests that in humans it could be possible to provoke the body's own stem cells into repairing an injury, rather than labouriously growing and transplanting new cells, Nature reports.

Researchers believe out of the many tissues in a human body that harbour stem cells capable of dividing to make new tissue, some are recalcitrant and do not naturally divide to repair damage wreaked by severe injuries such as stroke or spinal-cord damage.

Ronald McKay and his colleagues at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland, have now shown that one protein, called Notch, can boost the survival of three different types of stem cell, Nature said.

The team, the report said, studied rats afflicted with a stroke-like brain injury which normally dulls their movement.

and found movements improved in the animals when their brains were infused for one week with a molecule that stimulates Notch. The rats also sprouted new cells in the brain.

The researchers, Nature says, do not yet know whether this could be used to treat humans after a stroke, because stimulating Notch could have many other, perhaps unwanted, effects in the brain.

But it does suggest that drugs that provoke Notch or a related protein might one day be used to persuade stem cells in the brain or other tissues to do what doctors want.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Latest discovery on Autism
2. Bacterial discovery may help CF patients
3. A new discovery about Acetaminophen
4. A new discovery about Acetaminophen
5. Resistant tumors could be treated with the discovery of a new molecule within cancer cells
6. Treatment for cholesterol-related illnesses likely with the discovery of receptor in mice
7. Ways to counter radiation effects with new molecule discovery
8. Canada stunned as mad cow discovery leads to beef ban
9. Mouth Infection better handled with new discovery
10. New discovery made about the Nipah Virus
11. Ranbaxy opens Drug discovery centre in Gurgaon
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, ... recipes for Memorial Day entertaining that are sure to satisfy your guests’ flavor ... sliced meats and cheeses featured in these refreshingly balanced recipes are packed with ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... , The community, which is located on more than four acres of land at ... their independence. , The 103,000 square-foot building includes 125 studio and one-bedroom apartments. ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Centennial-based BluSky Restoration Contractors ... its 14th Annual Clays for Kids fundraiser, to be held Friday, Sept. 22, ... , As part of BluSky’s partnership with The Adoption Exchange, BluSky will also ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... Yorba Linda, Ca (PRWEB) , ... May 24, ... ... discriminating between effects and background. Understanind and choosing the most appropriate instruments for ... will prove critical in research finding. This webinar will focus on innovations in ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Dr. Manju R. ... ClearCorrect orthodontics, with or without a referral. Dr. Kejriwal understands the emotional ... offers convenient, clear braces in Cincinnati, OH. Patients no longer need to feel the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/11/2017)... TORONTO , May 11, 2017  Thornhill ... ) has been awarded an $8,049,024 USD five-year, ... Defense through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) ( ... Field Anesthesia Systems to administer general anesthesia to ... environment.  "The US Marine Corps have ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... 2017 CSSi, the global leader in patient ... industry, is proud to announce the launch of its ... features both enriched content and a customized layout that ... company,s already well-established position as the top global patient ... many months of hard work, we are delighted to ...
(Date:5/8/2017)... -- MACRA replaces the outdated sustainable growth rate ... Black Book Research crowdsource-surveyed 8,845 physician practices from February ... for MIPS Compliance Technology is Booming ... or more clinicians seek to buy Merit-Based Incentive Payment ... of the changes, the hunt is on for the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: