Stem cells to cure Muscular Dystrophy

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Mr. Somashekhar who was unable to stand on his feet and walk since past 15 years due to Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy disorder, has turned quite normal now thanks to the stem cell therapy given by Mumbai based NeuroGen, Brain and Spine Institute (…)

Dr Nandini Gokulchandran, deputy director and head of medical services of NeuroGen said stem cell therapy is new hope for patients suffering from so far incurable debilitating disease called Muscular Dystrophy, disorders connected to brain and muscles.

“It’s very simple therapy in which the patient is treated by taking stem cells from his bone marrows. There are no more complications or cutting is required”, Dr Nandini said.

Apart from Muscular Dystrophy, disorders like autism, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke, head injury, mental retardation, dementia, multiple sclerosis etc can be treated by stem cell therapy.

“We are taking awareness programmes about stem cell therapy in Karnataka and other neighbouring states. So far, NeuroGen has successfully treated more than 800 patients”, said Dr Nandini.


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