There has been an exciting new advance in stem cell research and the potential benefits for people with brain injuries. In recent experiments involving chicken eggs, researches watched as adult human stem cells developed into functioning brain cells. Experts hope that someday adult stem cells from the patient’s own bone marrow may be used to regrow and replace brain or spinal cord cells which were damaged by injury or disease.
The findings of this study appear in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. If you would rather read the less technical overview of the study, you can access the ABC News report here.
This report brings us one step closer to understanding the potential stem cells have in curing disease and alleviating injury.
I am proud to say that New Jersey is a state which is proactive in embracing and supporting stem cell research. I have attached some links to recent articles about what is taking place in New Jersey for your review. You can access the articles here and here .