My World of Parkinsonian Delights

Can Parky Women Provide Their OWN Stem Cells?

According to a report on Reuters yesterday, stem cells from the lining of a woman’s uterus transformed into brain cells when they were injected into mice whose brains had damage resembling Parkinson’s disease.

The findings suggest that women with Parkinson’s could serve as their own stem cell donors, the team at Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut said.

And because the cells are easy to find, banks of tissue-matched endometrial stem cells could be set up, they said.

“Endometrial tissue is probably the most readily available, safest, most easily attainable source of stem cells that is currently available. We hope the cells we derived are the first of many types that will be used to treat a variety of diseases,” said Yale’s Dr. Hugh Taylor.

“I think this is just the tip of the iceberg for what we will be able to do with these cells,” added Taylor, whose findings are published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

Very interesting!  And this story seems to be the talk of the Parky Blogosphere this morning.

Endometrial stem cells injected into the brains of mice with a laboratory-induced form of Parkinson’s disease appeared to take over the functioning of brain cells eradicated by the disease. The finding raises the possibility that women …
http://healthandfitnessarticles.us/ — Fri, 07 May 2010 04:28:06 -0700
WASHINGTON – In a study on mice, researchers found that stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) could repair brain cells damaged by Parkinson’s disease, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers.
http://blog.taragana.com/ — Fri, 07 May 2010 04:02:18 -0700
There are very few childrens books on Parkinson’s Disease! I find this surprising given that there are a lot of young children.
http://www.buycheapbooksonline.com.au/ — Fri, 07 May 2010 02:35:06 -0700
( Yale University ) Stem cells derived from the endometrium (uterine lining) and transplanted into the brains of laboratory mice with Parkinson’s disease appear to restore functioning of brain cells damaged by the disease, according to …
http://www.hiltonmedicalschool.com/ — Fri, 07 May 2010 01:15:39 -0700
( NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ) Endometrial stem cells injected into the brains of mice with a laboratory-induced form of Parkinson’s disease appeared to take over the functioning of brain cells …
http://www.hiltonmedicalschool.com/ — Fri, 07 May 2010 01:15:39 -0700
NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 6 (UPI) — A U.S. study suggests endometrial stem cells might be able to take over the function of the non-working brain cells of Parkinson’s disease patients. Posted in Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells …
http://www.hiltonmedicalschool.com/ — Fri, 07 May 2010 01:15:39 -0700

Another small step in the right direction!

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