Latest Neurotrophic factors Stories
Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, led by Dr. Ben Scheven, Dr. Wendy Leadbeater and Ben Mead have discovered that stem cells isolated from the teeth, termed dental pulp stem cells (DPSC), can protect retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) from death following injury and promote regeneration of their axons along the optic nerve.
Studies suggest that neurotrophic factors, which play a role in the development and survival of neurons, have significant therapeutic and restorative potential for neurologic diseases such as Huntington's disease.
NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research today announced $4.6 million in awards to support two promising studies of neurotrophic factor therapies for Parkinson's disease.
Cells release nourishing growth factor in key area.
NEW YORK, Dec.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation has committed up to $5 million for research to successfully translate neurotrophic factor advances from pre-clinical and early-phase clinical work into a practical, patient-relevant treatment for Parkinson's disease.
A Japanese study suggests mature fat cells called adipocytes might become sources for cell replacement therapy in treating central nervous system disorders. The study's lead researcher, Yuki Ohta of the Institute of Medical Science at St.