In stem cell therapy, stem cells can be transferred from a donor to the patient, and be used to regenerate healthy functional cells and replace the damaged cells. This technology introduced a new method for extracting neural stem cells directly from the brain, the collected stem cells can be used for further culture, stem cell therapy or clinical research.
Extracting the undifferentiated stem cells directly from the body would have fewer concerns. However, research in neural stem cells (NSCs) and regenerative medicine based on NSCs transplantation were hindered due to risks and difficulties in isolating NSCs from the brain. This technology could help to harvest NSCs from the patient’s brain safely.
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