David Kirkpatrick

April 14, 2008

Stem cells, micro-scaffolding and strokes

Filed under: Science — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:36 pm

From KurzweilAI.net:

Can micro-scaffolding help stem cells rebuild the brain after stroke?
KurzweilAI.net, April 13, 2008Neural stem cell-scaffold combinations could be injected into the brain to provide a framework inside the cavities caused by stroke so that the cells are held there until they can work their way to connect with surrounding healthy tissue, University of Nottingham neurobiologists propose.

Strokes cause temporary loss of blood supply to the brain, which results in areas of brain tissue dying, causing loss of bodily functions such as speech and movement.

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