Neurodegenerative disorders, which arise due to chronic progressive neuronal death, result in chronic neurological diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease. These disorders all share the common characteristic of degenerative irreversibility, which makes them incurable. However, researchers have recently discovered the promising potential of using adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) to help treat neurodegenerative disorders. ADSCs are adult stem cells derived from adipose tissue. Researchers have found that when ADSCs are injected into the body they secrete neurotrophic factors and chemokines to protect nerve cells, which could possibly restore paralysis and loss of sensation caused by neurodegenerative disorders. This positive discovery may hold the key to a potential cure.
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