Luckily England, among other countries, never listened to dumb-ass Preznit Dubya. Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and led by Dr Mike Modo of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, have announce an incredible finding.
Effective stem cell treatment for strokes has taken a significant step forward as scientists reveal how they have replaced stroke-damaged brain tissue in rats. - ( Science Daily )
The work, which was carried out at the University of Nottingham, showed that,
. . . by inserting tiny scaffolding with stem cells attached, it is possible to fill a hole left by stroke damage with brand new brain tissue within 7 days.
Amazing shit! Previously, applying stem-cells to tissue surrounding the areas killed by strokes in rats would not succeed properly. The stem cells would attach to the healthy tissue and not "fill in" the vacant space left by the dead brain cells. With this new "scaffolding" technique, the stem cells actually fill in the empty area! Click the image below to enlarge.
That is amazing stuff indeed. So many people suffer from strokes, many of them go years without realizing that a mini-stroke has happened, much less that there has been permanent damage. Oftentimes it gets misdiagnosed as dementia or the early onset of Alzheimer's Disease. Of course, these news are preliminary, but it is a very promising development, and will likely be available as human treatment within the decade. The future of medicine is being written right now. It may very well be that in 10-20 years' time our modern pharmaceutical/chemical medicine will be as outdated as electroshock therapy and leeches. -FUPPETS- is hype!