Using stem cells to combat Alzheimer disease in the future

Researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana, in collaboration with company Animacel, published the results of a study in which they proved that canine stem cells from adipose tissue can be transformed into nerve cells.

The study examined the effect of various factors that direct the proper development of nerve cells in the body and discovered the right combination of factors that stimulate canine stem cells from adipose tissue to convert into nerve cells. For the time being, cell differentiation has been demonstrated according to their shape and gene activity in vitro, and further research will be needed to determine whether such cells also function as nerve cells in a living organism.


Source: UL