Dementia treatment could be on the way as scientists find way to replace brain cells


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Now there is the opportunity for scientists to create a bank of healthy neurons for transplant into the brain, for example.

The team believe this approach could provide a promising therapy to dementia patients, as well as those who have other neurodegenerative diseases.

Professor Selina Wray, Alzheimer’s Research UK senior research fellow, commented on stem cell therapy.

“Some researchers think that stem cell therapies could one day replace damaged brain cells and restore people to perfect cognitive health, but this is well beyond our current capabilities.



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