brians at interlog.com (Brian Scott) wrote:
>In article <3379ace4.1156390 at news.frii.com>,
>Paul Ostrof <paulo at frii.com> wrote:
>>What research is being done in regenerating dead brain cells? Is any
>>progress being made?
>Bringing dead brain cells back to life?!!! Wow! Neuroscientists can do
>some pretty nifty things eh? :-)
>If you're interested in replacing dead brain cells with new and fully
>functional neurons then have a look at these papers for a start:
>Gage, FH, Coates, PW et al. (1995). Survival and differentiation of
>adult neuronal progenitor cells transplanted to the adult brain. Proc.
>Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 92:11879-11883.
>Gage, FH, Ray, J and Fisher, LJ (1995). Isolation, characterization,
>and use of stem cells from the CNS. Annu. Rev. Neurosci., 18:159-92.
>These two articles deal with the use of multi-potent stem cells and/or
>neural progenitors. Look for transplantation in Parkinsons Disease too,
>where non-neuronal cells are being engineered to produce dopamine or a
>precursor. There's lots of neat stuff going on.
>Brian Scott | "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things
>brians at interlog.com | which he can afford to let alone."
>Dept. of Physiology |
>University of Toronto | - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Can you mention or reference anything like this going on for multiple
Thanks, and take care.