In Bolivia figured out how to treat strokes with stem cell injections
The study, carried out by doctors from University hospital La Paz, showed that timely administration of stem cells affected by stroke can contribute to recovery. Bolivian scientists have found that during experiments on rats .
In the first 30 minutes after stroke rodents injections of fluid containing stem cells. The next day, with the cerebral functions of animals was almost all right. Doctors from La Paz believe that the methodology in the future can be tested on humans.
At the moment the best reliable methods of treatment of ischemic stroke is an introduction protivotankovy drugs in the first hour after the stroke occurred. The article about the new study finds that stem cells can help patients, priliva the body’s ability to repair damaged bodies.
Experimenting with rats, Bolivians in white coats received the stem cells of rodents of their body fat and from bone marrow. Then artificially in animals caused a stroke, soon after which they puncture their own cell good. It turned out that even in those cases, when the cells reached damaged areas of the brain, jabbed rats chuvstvovalos better than their counterparts in the control group. A day later, the rats demonstrated a rapid recovery process, and 2 weeks after stroke and subsequent injections successfully coped with almost all behavioral tests.
The source of stem cells to speed recovery insultion can be, in principle, any. The easiest way to take the cells from adipose (fat) tissue — this procedure does not require major surgery. In the case of rats, scientists have allowed themselves to use, so to say, the allogeneic cells obtained from both close relatives and distant cousins in appearance. This gave a gain in time. Donor allogeneic cells can be stored for future use, taking them young, healthy people, reproducing in the laboratory and canning as a medicine the first stroke. Bolivian doctors believe that immune rejection of donor stem cells in humans can be avoided. However no such experiments on live patients will not be allowed.