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irnblue

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Can stem cells be used to treat dystonia?
« on: 23/09/2002 14:00:52 »
my mother in law has had dystonia now for 7 years, can anyone give me any info on stem cell treatment, and tell me how she would benefit from having it.

thankyou

Graham.
« Last Edit: 23/06/2008 12:27:53 by chris »

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Re: Can stem cells be used to treat dystonia?
« Reply #1 on: 16/11/2002 17:00:32 »
For some additional information about stem cells, see the following references on this site :

Clive Svendsen (from the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair) who works on stem cells :

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/shows/2000.11.26.htm

Also, check out the interview with Roger Baker, also from the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, conducted 1 year later. This reference is also accompanied by a host of links to other websites containing detailed information about stem cell technology.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/guestfile/rogerbarker.htm

To my knowledge, however, there are no current trials of stem cell therapy in place for the treatment of dystonias.
« Last Edit: 17/05/2004 05:30:16 by NakedScientist »

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Can stem cells be used to treat dystonia?
« Reply #2 on: 21/03/2010 18:03:53 »
Thanks for the sites, been very helpful. My uncle is thinking about undergoing stem cell transplant soon. We are still thinking whether it would be a good choice or not.
« Last Edit: 23/03/2010 06:44:35 by leedavis »

 

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