Stem Cells Used for Mental and Neurological Disease Therapy
Garant-InfoCentre, November 11, 2007
Passing clinical trials with no safety issues, stem cell technologies have been developed by scientists in Saint Petersberg.
The studies involved mental and neurological diseases and produced interesting results. Mental deficiency and idiocy were proved to be reversible when mentally challenged patients were transplanted with mesenchymal stem cells. Visible improvements in self-service skills, common behavior, speech and perception were observed in 8 patients who were enrolled in the trial therapy. Sensible games and learning ability were demonstrated by patients, while they actually lost inadequate reactions.
Stable positive effect of cell therapy was observed in about 85 per cent of medical cases in neurological patients with brain injuries and cerebrovascular accidents. Drug therapy became much more efficient and neurological deficit decreased significantly.
Safety of the adult stem cell treatment was proven.