|MadSci Network: Neuroscience|
Hello. I was wondering if you may be able to assist me. Stroke kills neurons due to lack of oxygen. I am interested in knowing which organisations have considered (or do) study on cell therapy (using Embryonic Stem cells) to replace the damaged neurons. I have contacted The Brain Foundation (victoria), various government based resources, but nobody really knows who to contact for assistance. I would be interested in finding out what kind of mutations would be made to the ES cell, and how it would be (theoretically) possible to one day grow neurons in the stroke affected individuals. Why is this not possible/not used in medicine? To me ES cells used in this manner may provide an answer, but I don't know enough about them to figure out why they would not be practical to use. It would be great if you could offer me some help.
Re: Replacement of neurons that have died due to stroke (Ischemia)
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