Stem cell therapy shows promise for reducing Alzheimer's symptoms: Study

Updated: Sep 25 2023 4:27PM

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Scientists have transplanted stem cells into mice and found reduction of brain abnormalities typical of Alzheimer's disease.

The team, led by researchers at the Stanford University in the US, transplanted blood stem and progenitor cells into mice, effectively leading to the replacement of a type of neural cell, called microglia, that's defective in mice with the disease.

"This cell therapy approach is unique in the field because most researchers are working to find pills or injectables to treat Alzheimer’s disease,” said Marius Wernig, a professor of pathology at Stanford.