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Amniotic fluid stem cells may lead to better treatment for ischemic stroke

October 7, 2020

A study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine points the way to a possible new avenue of treatment for ischemic stroke.

The study, led by Annamaria Cimini, Ph.D., of the University of L’Aquila, and Liborio Stuppia, M.D., of D’Annunzio University, Italy, reveals how the secretome of amniotic fluid stem cells can restore neuronal plasticity (the brain’s capacity to change and adapt), improve cognition, and replace neurons damaged or lost due to an ischemic stroke.

Their finding may lead to a more broadly applicable stroke therapy that is not hindered by a narrow treatment window or pre-existing conditions.

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