The journal Brain has published a new study from the researchers at Lund University in Sweden. The research demonstrates that they could successfully transplant healthy neurons that created functioning connections into that of a stroke-injured rat.
“This is the first time anyone has been able to show such a result. That some of the new nerve cells receive signals from the host brain in a normal way indicates that they have been incorporated into the stroke-injured rat’s brain. In it, they have been able to replace some of the dead nerve cells”, says the professor at the Stem Cell Centre, Zaal Kokaia.
You can learn more about the study on the official Lund University website.