More Brain Stem Cell Research

The Life Extension Foundation News reports on further progress for brain stem cells. Researchers "have been able to get mouse brain cells to duplicate in a lab dish for the first time, increasing the odds that they may one day be able to do the same with human cells. ... their cell culture method offers the promise of producing a limitless supply of a person's own brain cells to treat illnesses ranging from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease to epilepsy. ... We've isolated for the first time what appears to be the true candidate stem cell. Thave been other candidates, but in this case we used a special microscope that allows us to watch living cells over long periods of time ... so we've actually witnessed the stem cell give rise to new neurons. Possibly, a different method may come up to identify the mother of all stem cells, but we're confident this is it."

Link: http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=2681&Section=AGING

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