Stroke treatment based on stem-cells repairs damaged brain tissue
A research team led by UGA professor and BHSI affiliate Steven Stice alongside Nasrul Hoda of Augusta University have developed a method of stroke treatment that actively engages exosomes,
small fluid-filled vesicles produced by stem cells. These extracellular vesicles (EV) are able to carry and administer treatment across membranes through which cells typically cannot traverse. Not only can this EV therapy change cell production and improve functional recovery but it can additionally deliver multiple aliquots of treatment to the patient. This research has been implimented in livestock models and has been proven very effective in stroke treatment.