Thu, 07/08/2010 – 12:31 — admin
Medical College of Gergia has worked for a number of years using adult stem cells (provided by Athersys, Inc) in the experimental treatment of brain injury in an animal model. These cells improve the outcome from acute brain injury in the animals. In order to show that these cells have the potential to treat cerebral palsy in children, however, we need to demonstrate their effectiveness in chronic brain injury. The use of a model with a chronic brain injury is necessary in order to mimic what happens in cerebral palsy. We are now working to produce an animal model in infant rats which has neurological deficits persisting for an extended or chronic period. We will soon use the Athersys adult stem cells in an effort to treat these animals. If the treatment is successful, we hope the cells would be approved for a clinical trial in children with cerebral palsy. – Dr. James Carroll Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Medical College of Georgia
The results of the study on multipotent adult progenitor cells (MAPC).
GHS Stem Cell Study Results