Stem cell therapy has a lot of controversy surrounding it. Stem cells are taken from live tissue. These cells are then transplanted as a way to replace specific cells damaged or destroyed by disease. It has been a highly contentious treatment, due to the fact that some stem cells have been taken from fetal brain tissue.
But now, researchers have found a way to harvest stem cells from adults. Whatâs more, these cells are capable of differentiating into different types of cells, which means they may be able to help replace lost or damaged cells in the brains of people with Parkinsonâs and Huntingtonâs. This is the forefront of new medicine, and offers much needed hope for those with these debilitating conditions.
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Help for Parkinsonâs Sufferers From This Controversial Therapy
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