The Stem Cell Research & Therapy , which is and open access journal, published a study, which proved that stem cells from fat or bone marrow successfully treat and recover rats from stroke. After the treatment was applied, brain and heart functions were repaired and stabilized and all behavioral tasks were easily completed.
The stem cells therapy promises a treatment for all, recovering from stroke, but many questions emerge and need to be answered. This research was aimed to solve many of them.
The rats received stem cells intravenously 30 minutes after the stroke. In 24 hours, their conditions stabilized and after 2 weeks their health parameters came back to normal. To say more, all of the subjects were performing even better and showed significantly better results in tests. They also had a higher level of brain repair biomarkers, including the VEGF growth factor.
The positive result was achieved in both fat-originated (adipose) and bone marrow-originated stem cells. Dr. Exuperio Díez-Tejedor from the La Paz University Hospital declared that “this result opens a giant field of application for adipose stem cells, as they are vastly available and can be excluded without heavy surgical intrusion”.