The stem cell study is likely to enter a new horizon as the UK scientists have found that stem cells can be used to cure stroke. Moreover the researchers are trying to solve other related symptoms such as loss of memory and vision. The scientists reveal at a conference in Edinburgh. Researchers believe that the treatment - inserting stem cells into the brain using tiny dissolvable scaffolds - would give new hope to those left disabled by a stroke.
Stem cells, say researchers, are the building blocks of life and can become any body part. Stem cell therapy works by replacing and repairing cells damaged by illness. The researchers are optimistic of its successful application to people. However, it worthwhile to mention that almost 12,000 people in Scotland suffer from strokes every year. They happen when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. Stem cell therapy works by replacing and repairing cells damaged by illness.
Dr Mike Modo, of the team expressed his hope that they can offer the treatment to the patients within next 20 year. Other than stroke, the conference will be focused on the use of stem cells in diseases like cancer and diabetes. The study is still going on. It comes amid the row over the Government’s embryo research bill. If passed, scientists will be free to inject DNA from humans into animal embryos to create hybrids for use in research.