Re: Study: Gene Therapy Restores Cells

Gabriele Betti (
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 23:05:44 +0200

I don't think so.
....(just to keep it alive)

At 10.12 15/09/99 -0700, you wrote:
>From: Anders Sandberg <>
>>I read the article, and it looks quite nice. They demonstrate that
>>during aging there is a loss in subcortical parts of the brain that
>>send out important neuromodulators to (among other things) the memory
>>systems, and that by grafting neurotrophin-producing cells this
>>situation can apparently be improved. I'm especially interested
>>because the region they discuss is so important for modulation of
>>memory and the actions of many nootropics. However, we need to learn
>>more about the effects of neurotrophines before we start dousing
>>ourselves in them :-)
>Do you think grafting neurotrophin-producing cells might have any value in
>connection with whole body transplants?
>(As it would apply in conjunction with Greg Burch's earlier post about
>"nerve regeneration of the human spinal cord"?)