Can you repair the mind?

13 September 2009

Question

Can you repair the mind, like bi-polar or any mental illness for that matter through this technology?

Answer

Kat - I think it should be possible. There's certainly some evidence that I think anti-depressant drugs can change the turnover of cells. It would be interesting to see if Sian's got any views on this.Sian - Yeah. That's certainly true that depression reduces the turnover of cells in the brain. So certainly from that point of view, the regeneration might have a possibility and things like repairing the pathways that are changed in epilepsy, you could see that would be very amenable to this kind of stem cell regeneration.

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