BrainStorm Appoints Two Leading Thought Leaders in the Fields of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine to its Scientific Advisory Board

HACKENSACK, N.J. and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, March 21, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales &Marketing Network) -- BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the ... Regenerative Medicine, Neurology, Personnel BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, NurOwn , stem cell, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Related Links:

Publication date: Available online 6 October 2018Source: Stem Cell ResearchAuthor(s): Daniele Pollini, Rosa Loffredo, Marina Cardano, Luciano Conti, Serena Lattante, Angelantonio Notarangelo, Mario Sabatelli, Alessandro ProvenzaniAbstractFibroblasts isolated from an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)-patient carrying a mutation in Matrin-3 (p.Q66K -MATR3) gene were reprogrammed to the pluripotency stage by using non-integrating episomal plasmids. We generated the Q66K#44DRM induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line that showed regular karyotype, expressed pluripotency-associated markers and were able to properly different...
Source: Stem Cell Research - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: PM&R, Volume 10, Issue 9, Supplement 2Author(s): Thomas K. WatanabeAbstractCell-based therapies have been the subject of much discussion regarding their potential role in enhancing central nervous system function for a number of pathologic conditions. Much of the current research has been in preclinical trials, with clinical trials in the phase I or I/II stage. Nevertheless, there is considerable interest in the public about the potential regenerative role that stem cells may have in improving function for these neurologic conditions. This review will describe the different types of ...
Source: PMandR - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Abstract Mutations in the gene encoding the RNA-binding protein TDP-43 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), clinically and pathologically indistinguishable from the majority of 'sporadic' cases of ALS, establishing altered TDP-43 function and distribution as a primary mechanism of neurodegeneration. Transgenic mouse models in which TDP-43 is overexpressed only partially recapitulate the key cellular pathology of human ALS, but may also lead to non-specific toxicity. To avoid the potentially confounding effects of overexpression, and to maintain regulated spatio-temporal and cell-specific expression, we gener...
Source: Neurobiology of Disease - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurobiol Dis Source Type: research
AbstractMany  central nervous system diseases currently lack effective treatment and are often associated with defects in microvascular function, including a failure to match the energy supplied by the blood to the energy used on neuronal computation, or a breakdown of the blood–brain barrier. Pericytes, an u nder-studied cell type located on capillaries, are of crucial importance in regulating diverse microvascular functions, such as angiogenesis, the blood–brain barrier, capillary blood flow and the movement of immune cells into the brain. They also form part of the “glial” scar isolating dam...
Source: Acta Neuropathologica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal paralytic disease with no cure or treatment to stop disease progression. Because ALS represents an urgent unmet medical need, a significant number of therapeutics...
Source: Stem Cell Research and Therapy - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to compare the immunomodulatory properties of MSCs isolated from the bone marrow of patients suffering from ALS and healthy donors. Moreover, the influence of proinflammatory cytokines on the immunoregulatory functions of MSCs was also evaluated. We found that MSCs from ALS patients and healthy donors comparably affected mitogen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells and reduced the percentage of T helper (Th)1, Th17 and CD8+CD25+ lymphocytes. These MSCs also equally increased the percentage of Th2 and CD4+FOXP3+ T lymphocytes. On the other hand, MSCs from ALS patients decreased more strongly...
Source: Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Abstract Age-related neurological disorders continue to pose a significant societal and economic burden. Aging is a complex phenomenon that affects many aspects of the human body. Specifically, aging can have detrimental effects on the progression of brain diseases and endogenous stem cells. Stem cell therapies possess promising potential to mitigate the neurological symptoms of such diseases. However, aging presents a major obstacle for maximum efficacy of these treatments. In this review, we discuss current preclinical and clinical literature to highlight the interactions between aging, stem cell therapy, and th...
Source: Neurobiology of Disease - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurobiol Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Khairoalsindi OA, Abuzinadah AR Abstract Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease that leads to loss of the upper and lower motor neurons. Almost 90% of all cases occur in the sporadic form, with the rest occurring in the familial form. The disease has a poor prognosis, with only two disease-modifying drugs approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The approved drugs for the disease have very limited survival benefits. Edaravone is a new FDA-approved medication that may slow the disease progression by 33% in a selected subgroup of ALS patients. This paper covers ...
Source: Neurology Research International - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Int Source Type: research
Purpose of review This review analyses the recent efforts to develop therapeutics using transplantation of stem cells for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Recent findings Stem cells are considered as a potential therapeutic for a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, in an effort to either replace cells that are lost, or to enhance the survival of the remaining cells. In ALS, meaningful attempts to verify the safety and feasibility of many cell transplantation approaches have only recently been completed or are underway. Due to the complexities of reconstructing complete motor neuron circuits in adult patients, c...
Source: Current Opinion in Neurology - Category: Neurology Tags: MOTOR NEURON DISEASE: Edited by Jeremy Shefner and Shafeeq S. Ladha Source Type: research
Publication date: 28 August 2018Source: Cell Reports, Volume 24, Issue 9Author(s): Erin L. Slosarek, Amber L. Schuh, Iryna Pustova, Adam Johnson, Jennifer Bird, Matthew Johnson, E.B. Frankel, Nilakshee Bhattacharya, Michael G. Hanna, Jordan E. Burke, David A. Ruhl, Kyle Quinney, Samuel Block, Jennifer L. Peotter, Edwin R. Chapman, Michael D. Sheets, Samuel E. Butcher, Scott M. Stagg, Anjon AudhyaSummaryLength-dependent axonopathy of the corticospinal tract causes lower limb spasticity and is characteristic of several neurological disorders, including hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Mu...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
More News: ALS | Brain | Israel Health | Marketing | Middle East Health | Neurology | Neuroscience | Pharmaceuticals | Stem Cell Therapy | Stem Cells