(Cerebral Palsy News Today) – Neural stem cells can repair damaged parts of the brain while restoring motor impairments in a mouse model of mice of cerebral palsy, a study has found.
The study, “Exogeneous neural precursor cell transplantation results in structural and functional recovery in a hypoxic-ischemic hemiplegic mouse model,” was published in the journal eNeuro.
Cerebral palsy is one of the most common pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders, affecting more than 17 million people worldwide. Current treatment options are mainly restricted to rehabilitative approaches that alleviate and mitigate symptoms, but no therapies have been effective in repairing the injured regions of the brain.
Stem cell therapy offers a promising approach, since these cells have a regenerative capacity and can give rise to almost any cell type in the body. CONTINUE