Brain transplant cells could survive with immunosuppresion
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Researchers have developed a novel approach which bypasses the immune response to transplanted cells thereby facilitating their survival and protecting the brain tissue even without the use of immune-suppressing drugs which are routinely used after transplantation.

Researchers blocked the stimulatory signals on the immune cells thereby eventually training the immune system to accept the transplanted cells as safe.

While, this has been currently done in mice, a positive result gives significant hope for developing human therapies for the Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease in which the protective covering of the neurons (myelin) is not formed.

Read the full story: John Hopkins University
Scientific publication: Brain

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