Research Reports Discovery of New Sources of Neural Stem Cells
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RESEARCH REPORTS DISCOVERY OF NEW SOURCES OF NEURAL STEM CELLS
Findings advance progress toward ability to restore cells damaged by stroke, vision and hearing loss, and neurodegenerative disease
Washington, DC — New findings released today report that scientists are uncovering new sources and uses of neural stem cells, including some with the potential to restore cells damaged by disease or disorder. These conditions include stroke, vision loss, hearing loss, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The research was presented at Neuroscience 2008, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. View full release.