SAN ANTONIO — The brain has been the subject of endless fascination, debate and speculation for more than 150 years.
Today, scientists are discovering how to reverse the damage and rebuild a person’s brain in a matter of months.
And if you think that’s not exciting enough, researchers are now exploring the possibility of repairing damaged brains and rebuilding them from the inside out.
This is the first time scientists have been able to create whole-body stem cells in the lab and transplant them into a patient.
Researchers say they are hoping to develop therapies for traumatic brain injuries and stroke, as well as repairing damaged cells that cause Alzheimer’s disease.
“It’s a completely different way to do things,” said neurosurgeon Dr. San Antonio Flores, who is leading the research at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
He and his colleagues are now working on how to create stem cells from blood stem cells that can be used to repair damaged brain cells.
They are trying to recreate the way that the human body creates and destroys neurons and blood vessels, making it possible to regenerate damaged brain tissues.
Flores has been conducting research into stem cells for nearly a decade.
His group first developed the technique in 2008 when they injected stem cells into the brains of rats to treat the disease tau.
The research was so successful that they began testing the technique on human patients and were hopeful that it would be possible to use the stem cells to regenerate brain tissue.
But when the researchers started trying to transplant stem cells inside the human brain, they encountered problems.
They found that stem cells do not work well when they are injected into the brain.
Scientists had tried to create a stem cell from human stem cells before, but these were in a limited form and often too old to be used.
It was difficult to find stem cells, and the cells were not strong enough to function properly.
Flores and his team had to turn to stem cells grown in a lab in Japan.
Instead of creating whole-brain stem cells like they did with the rats, they created stem cells with specific genes that allowed them to be made from blood and white blood cells.
They were able to produce whole-blood stem cells and to transplant them back into the patient’s body.
These stem cells have the same genes as human stem cell lines and are much easier to produce, Flores said.
A few years ago, Flores and a colleague began testing their techniques on mice and they saw an amazing result: They could regenerate entire blood vessels in mice that were damaged by traumatic brain injury.
Now, the team is testing their new technique on humans.
As part of the research, the researchers have tested the technique with a patient who had a stroke and the researchers were able by using blood stem cell cells to repair the damage.
When the patient underwent the procedure, the cells had a clear, healthy stem cell profile, Flores noted.
Then, when they transplanted the stem cell into the patients brain, the new cells looked like the cells from the patient.
In other words, the patient had a complete stem cell stem cell.
In addition, the stem-cell transplant helped the patient regain control of his or her thoughts and behavior, he said.
It allowed the patient to concentrate on tasks, and also was able to help the brain stem cells regenerate new blood vessels.
While it’s not yet clear how the technique would work in people with severe brain injury, Flores is hopeful that this is the beginning of a new era for stem cell research.
Because they’re using a cell type that is already there, the scientists believe that the cells will have a much higher rate of survival, he added.
There is a lot of potential for the technique to work for people with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, and other traumatic brain diseases, Flores explained.
However, he cautioned that it is a very, very long road to go from being able to transplant blood stem-cells to replacing damaged blood vessels with healthy stem cells.
He also said that the technique has not yet been tested in humans.