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Are these studies the first of their kind to demonstrate the ability of Stem Cells to repair Neurons?

Asked by philosopher (9165points) November 27th, 2011

I am the mother of an autistic young man. I pray they are.
Read about it here.
http://www.kurzweilai.net/new-hope-for-repairing-diseased-or-damaged-brain
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I don’t know if it is the first study to demonstrate the ability of stems cells to repair neurons bu all research like this gives hope. I have a brother with schizophrenia, a cousin with severe cerebral palsy, another cousin with MS and had an uncle who died several years ago after a 30 year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Any kind of research that might find cures, or ways to mitigate the damage of these horrible diseases is more than welcome by me.

I know I didn’t answer your question but I was concerned that you seem to think there are so many cynics out there. I am most certainly not one of them.

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