Pre-Clinical Studies Towards Cell-Based Approaches For Cortical Repair

Grant number: 1077789 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

This project seeks to determine whether brain cells that die after stroke can be functionally replaced using cells grown in the laboratory from human stem cells. Current therapies for stroke aim to limit the damage but do not allow for actual recovery of brain function. By growing turning stem cells into specialised cells that match the ones lost after stroke, this project aims to restore motor function by transplanting these cells into the injured brain.