Innsbruck – The researchers from Innsbruck University have succeeded in storing brain stem cells for the first time from human blood cells. This should make it easier to get stem cells from patients. Scientists also hope to understand the diseases of the nervous system, such as Alzheimer's or Multiple Sclerosis, is capable of better and better in the future.
A team of researchers from Innsbruck University, Frank Adenfofer of the Institute of Molecular Biology and one of the researchers led by Headland's German Cancer Research Center, has repeated human blood cells by expressing four transcription factors in neural stem cells, the University of Innsbruck announced on Thursday. Reprogrammed stem cells can increase and mature in cells of both intermediate and peripheral nervous systems indefinitely.
Innsbruck Research Team has been able to convert skin cells to brain stem cells recently, which is now used to make blood easier to use. It is said that because of the patient's blood cells can be conquered by the skin cells.
Stem cells make virtually any other cell in the body. In this way they are hoping for a full range of remedies for earlier diseases. "Cells grown from stem cells can sometimes replace defective or diseased cells, which help in the treatment of diseases," said Adenhomerfer.
Edinhofer says, "Neurodegative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease or chronic inflammatory diseases of the nervous system such as multi-sclerosis can not be cured by normal remedies today, medication can only reduce it." Potentially arresting Parkinson's progress in treatment with stem cells produced by the laboratory in the brain can be possible. Scientists added, "We're doing a lot of research." The new discovery was published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.