Diabetic Neuropathy and MSC Stem Cells

Diabetic neuropathy is a debilitating and potentially fatal condition caused by damage to the nervous system. The most common form of diabetic neuropathy is peripheral neuropathy, which affects the nerves in the extremities. Symptoms can range from mild tingling and numbness to severe pain and paralysis. There is no cure for diabetic neuropathy, but treatments…

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Stem Cells and Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a debilitating condition that can lead to paralysis, loss of sensation, and even death. Though there is no known cure for neuropathy, stem cell therapy offers a potential treatment that could help to improve the quality of life for those suffering from this condition. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability…

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Stem Cell and Spinal Cord Injury

There are approximately 18,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) each year in the United States (US). The vast majority of these injuries are the result of traumatic events, such as car accidents, that cause damage to the spinal cord. SCI can result in complete or incomplete paralysis, as well as a wide range…

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Epilepsy and Stem Cells

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that affects over 65 million people worldwide. It is characterized by recurrent seizures that can range from brief and nearly undetectable to long and debilitating. There is no cure for epilepsy, and treatment options are often limited. Recent studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may offer a…

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Multiple Sclerosis and Stem Cells

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS consists of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. The disease damages the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds and insulates the nerve cells in the CNS. This damage disrupts communication between the brain and the rest…

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Stroke and Mesenchymal Stem Cells

A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply to the brain. This interruption can be caused by the blockage of an artery or the leaking of a blood vessel. When this happens, the brain tissue is deprived of oxygen and nutrients, and it begins to die. The main symptoms of a stroke are…

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Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Stem Cells

In the United States, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease, and its incidence is increasing with the aging population. PD is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, characterized by tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and postural instability, which results from the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the substantia nigra of…

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Stem Cells and Autism

Stem cells are a type of cell that can differentiate into other types of cells and can divide to produce more of itself. A stem cell can become a nerve cell, a muscle cell, or a blood cell, for example. The human body contains many different types of stem cells. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is…

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Stem Cells

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by loss of cognitive function and dementia, confusion and disorientation, personality changes and mood swings. Early onset and familial forms of the disease are associated with mutations in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) and presenilin 1 (PS1) genes, and most sporadic cases are thought to be due…

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