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Research by a German group indicated that embryonic stem cells can contribute to regeneration of brain tissue. Currently 20% of epilepsy patients undergo surgery to remove uncontrolled excitatory cells that cause electrical discharge within the brain. Transplant of the embryonic stem cells will help reinstate neuron activity.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today
About: Embryonic stem cell transplant provides an alternate epilepsy therapy
Date: 4 June 2004
Source: Medical News Today
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