Stem Cells experimental studies have shown incredible advantages in the neurological field. Conditions such as Parkinson’s, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis are serious illnesses with no known cure and limited treatment resources. Therefore, stem cell therapies investigational trials have provided a possible new path for healing patients.
Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating neurologic disease that is thought to be caused by a destruction of the myelin sheaths (fatty protective insulation) around axons of the brain and spinal cord. Loss of myelin impacts the ability of these tissues to conduct signals and the inflammatory process can lead to scarring resulting in a broad range of symptoms… Read More
MD Muscular dystrophy is a disease characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins (dystrophin concentration is greatly reduced), and the death of muscle cells and tissue. Diagnosis is based on muscle biopsy, laboratory evaluation (increased levels of creatine phosphokinase) and EMG findings… Read More
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
ALS also was known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a debilitating neurologic disease that results from the destruction of upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. ALS is associated with rapidly progressive weakness, muscle wasting, spasticity, and difficulty breathing, swallowing and speaking… Read More
PD Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects close to one million Americans. PD is a chronic and progressive disorder that is thought to be caused by a destruction of the dopamine (an important neurotransmitter) generating cells in the midbrain… Read More
Stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident, is caused by a disturbance in blood supply to the brain. Stroke affects millions of Americans every year. The result is ischemic brain injury which means that part of the brain has suffered from a lack of oxygen and this has resulted in vital tissue destruction… Read More