Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

StemGenex™ on the Forefront of Adult Stem Cell-Based Therapy for Alzheimer's

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Bookmark and Share
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and is dedicated to raising the awareness of this neurodegenerative disorder.

Alzheimer's currently affects 5 million people in the U.S. and 35 million across the globe, and due to aging populations, this number is growing rapidly.

Currently pharmacological treatments only manage symptoms and offer no cure for the disease. Alternatively, adult stem cells have shown great promise to potentially replace lost or support damaged brain cells due to their remarkable ability of differentiating into many cell types.

StemGenex, a U.S. based company, is pioneering new therapeutic methods for adipose-derived adult stem cells. StemGenex has a major emphasis on Alzheimer's disease and other conditions such as Parkinson's, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis and Type 1 Diabetes. For over 6 years StemGenex has been conducting studies to advance Alzheimer's adult stem cell treatment protocols in efforts to alleviate the disease's symptoms. Some innovations at StemGenex include:

•    A proprietary 'Double Activation Process' which increases both the viability and the quantity of stem cells that are received in an application.
•    Development of non-invasive methods for encouraging stem cells to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Rita Alexander, the President of StemGenex, says, "We are encouraged and excited with our progress in developing methods and protocols for adipose derived adult stem cell treatments for Alzheimer's disease."

Patients receiving treatment are reporting an alleviation of their symptoms which include:
•    Memory
•    Better completion of normal tasks
•    Judgment
•    Depression
•    Verbal communication
•    Vision

Interestingly, scientific research studies have suggested that adult stem cells can provide both anti-inflammatory, regenerative functions, and immune-regulating properties, all of which could be neuroprotective. Outside their therapeutic potential are recent findings investigating the effects of adult stem cells on Alzheimer's. Remarkably, in this study the use of adult stem cells derived from humans could regenerate Alzheimer's disease brains of animal models.

We are on the brink of some tremendously exciting discoveries and developments in the use of adult stem cell based-therapies, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Also, since adult stem cells can be isolated from an individual's own fat tissue there are no ethical or religious controversies.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,300+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 4,900+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Shedding Light on HIV Vaccine Design
Broadly speaking - Mathematical modelling of host-pathogen coevolution sheds light on HIV vaccine design.
AACC 2016 Sees Clinical Chemistry Labs Drive Precision Medicine Offerings
Biomarker assays to enable precision medicine and risk assessment, mass spec-based tests designed for use in clinical labs large and small, and liquid biopsy technology captured the spotlight at the AACC annual meeting.
Automated Patch Clamping Trends
Learn more about current practices, preferences and metrics in ion channel drug screening using APC technology.
Lab-on-a-Stick: Miniaturised Clinical Testing For Fast Detection Of Antibiotic Resistance
A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed by academics at Loughborough University and the University of Reading.
Genetic Ancestry of Cultivated Strawberry Unravelled
UNH scientists constructed a linkage map of the seven chromosomes of the diploid Fragaria iinumae, which allows them to fill in a piece of the genetic puzzle about the eight sets of chromosomes of the cultivated strawberry.
Progress In Vaccination Against Vespid Venom
Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University Munich have presented a method which facilitates a personalised procedure for wasp allergy sufferers.
New Drug Target for Inflammatory Disorders
Penn study finds enigmatic molecules maintain equilibrium between fighting infection and inflammatory havoc.
Breast Cancer Cells Found To Switch Molecular Characteristics
Spontaneous interconversion between HER2-positive and HER2-negative states could contribute to progression, treatment resistance in breast cancer.
Mechanisms of Calcium Blockers
Researchers describe how the fundamental mode of action of two distinct chemical classes of calcium channel blockers differs.
Some Breast Cancer Patients With Low Genetic Risk Could Skip Chemotherapy
Genetic test can help predict survival and guide treatment options.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,300+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,900+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!