Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system including the brain and spinal cord. The term neurodegenerative disease is a term describing the range of conditions which affect the human brain neurons, some examples include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease.

Neurodegenerative diseases are often characterized by slow progressive loss of neurons in the central nervous system, leading to deficits in specific brain functions including memory, movement, and reasoning.

Stem cells contribute to an effective rate in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, and this percentage varies from person to person, depending on the severity of the disease, gender, age and other factors.