Re: Neural replacement therapy?

Arjen Kamphuis (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 01:36:28 +0100

Mitchell Porter <> wrote:
>*** Scientists in breakthrough to replace brain cells
>British scientists have discovered a method of replacing damaged
>brain cells which could offer hope to millions of sufferers of
>neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
>story, see

Anders? Any other neurologist in the house? How realistic is this?
My mother is suffering from Parkinsons disease (diagnosed in '84) and 8
weeks ago she had a pallidotomy, a surgical procedure were a number of
disfunctional braincells are killed to keep some of the wordt symptoms at
bay (trembling, swaying with arms and legs, variations in body
temperature). Thing are a *lot* better now but it's no cure, we're just
fighting symptoms.

I've heard of this treatement before but as I understood it didn't look too
good then, long term project. What's the chance that this leads to
practical application within 7-10 years?

Any info greatly appreciated (by the whole family).
Arjen The Humble

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