How could stem cells help in Alzheimer’s?
Because adipose stem cells have the ability to transform into many different tissue types and help to adjust the immune system, Next Generation Stem Cell will be studying the use of adipose-derived adult stem cells on Alzheimer’s patients. In our Alzheimer’s therapy we will be looking for the re-growth of healthy brain tissue as well as the possibility of rebuilding lost nerve fibers. Both of these effects will assist with the complications connected to Alzheimer’s disease and perhaps repair the damage associated with its progressive nature.
How are stem cells administered for Alzheimer’s Treatment?
We are continually investigating potential means to administer stem cells to target each condition. This will help determine the most effective way to deliver the highest amount of activated stem cells to the targeted area. For potential therapy for Alzheimer’s, the stem cells may be administered the following ways:
- Intravenous in which the stem cells are administered directly into the vein.
- Direct Injections in which stems cells are injected to the area in need of repair.
- Intra nasal in which the stem cells are administered to veins in the nose which allow the cells easier access into the brain.
What is currently being done using adult mesenchymal stem cells for Alzheimer’s?
Our clinic is studying the impact of mesenchymal stem cell therapy of patients at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
How could stem cells help in Parkinson’s Disease?
Some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease is a result of the death of dopamine inducing cells in the midbrain. Common treatments are medicines such as: forms of levadopa, dopamine agonists, MAO-B inhibitors, amantadine, and anticholinergics, even though there exists the possibility of long term adverse effects. In severe cases, brain surgery is performed. All of these current treatment options do not address the brain damage that has already occurred as a result of this disease. Next Generation Stem Cell hopes that through our studies, dopamine neurons can be created in the target area diminishing Parkinson’s symptoms.
How are stem cells administered for Parkinson’s Disease?
- Full body IV in which the stem cells are administered directly into the vein.
- Intra Nasal in which the stem cells are administered to veins in the nose which allow the cells easier access into the brain.