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Archive for May 1, 2014

SPEAK OUT! NewsBits ………………. Stem Cells from Teeth

Newsboy thStem Cells from Teeth Can Make Brain-like Cells

Exciting basic research from Australia could be relevant to TBI survivors. Scientists have isolated stem cells from teeth that can be induced to form neuron-like cells. Stem cells, which everybody has, have the potential to make new tissues and organs. Already stem cells are being used to repair damaged hearts in animals and to grow new cartilage in the laboratory that should eliminate joint pain in humans. It is thought that human life expectancy may be related to the number of stem cells in the body. The Australian scientists believe it is only a matter of time that the stem cells from teeth can be made into true neurons. The ability to insert into the body neurons or neuron complexes in the form of neuronal circuits could alleviate some of the problems brought on by TBI and stroke. (Full story)

 

 

SPEAK OUT! NewsBits …………… TBI Survivor Graduates College

Newsboy thShawn Spencer, now 30 years old, was a high-school dropout and a gang member. An accident from speeding gave him a TBI and left him disabled. He turned his life around and will graduate from college in a couple of weeks. He’s been meeting with high school teens to warn them against speeding.   (Full story with video)

 

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