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Old 08-06-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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“What we learned is that brain stem cells don’t communicate in the official way that neurons do, through synapses or by directly signaling each other,” says Hongjun Song, Ph.D., professor of neurology and director of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Institute for Cell Engineering’s Stem Cell Program. “Synapses, like cell phones, allow nerve cells to talk with each other. Stem cells don’t have synapses, but our experiments show they indirectly hear the neurons talking to each other; it’s like listening to someone near you talking on a phone.”
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Stem Cells are getting close to curing/treating some of the worst diseases to mankind e.g. Spinal Cord Paralysis, ALS, MS and Muscular Dystrophy as some of the phase-1 trials currently being conducted around the world are showing great promise. (Isreal biotech company BrainStorm and American biotech company Neuralstem two world leading biotechs in stem cell research)
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