Therapeutic Effects of Intra-Arterial Delivery of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells in Traumatic Brain Injury of Rats—In Vivo Cell Tracking Study by Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging

Neurosurgery: February 2012 – Volume 70 – Issue 2 – p 435–444 doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318230a795 Research-Animal Osanai, Toshiya MD, PhD*; Kuroda, Satoshi MD, PhD*; Sugiyama, Taku MD, PhD*; Kawabori, Masahito MD*; Ito, Masaki MD*; Shichinohe, Hideo MD, PhD*; Kuge, Yuji PhD‡; Houkin, Kiyohiro MD, PhD*; Tamaki, Nagara MD, PhD‡; Iwasaki, Yoshinobu MD, PhD* Abstract BACKGROUND: A…

Inhaling Stem Cells for Treating Parkinson’s

Danielyan et al. Rejuvenation Res. Stem cells have been delivered in a variety of ways: intravenously, into the spinal canal (intrathecally), into the brain (stereotactically), into the joint (intra-articularly), and into the cardiac muscle (endocardially). Scientists from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital of Tübingen , Tübingen, Germany have reported today a new way…

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Protect Lungs from Herbicide Injury

Yang et al. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2011 Apr;49(4):298-302. Paraquat is a herbicide that is linked to development of Parkinsons. It also is a toxin to lung cells and is used as a model of inducing lung injury in rats. In the current study the investigators wanted to see if administration of bone marrow mesenchymal stem…