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Iran's Royan institute achievement in treating cerebral palsy, polio by cell therapy

Source: ISNA

Royan Institute

Iran's Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology researchers obtained great achievements for treatment of children suffering cerebral palsy and polio.

The researchers applied cell therapy method for treatment of children's cerebral palsy, said Head of the research center Hamid Gourabi.

"We conducted clinical tests on patients with cerebral palsy and good results were obtained," he said.

Doctor Hamid Gourabi

Gourabi noted that during the treatment process patients which were not capable of standing on their feet managed to do so, move their hands or start walking with the help of their parents.

He also said that Iranian researchers are also investigating effects of cord blood on treatment of patients with cerebral palsy.

He further added that the scientists are also working on production of human organs in animals' bodies.

"Body organs of some animals have been produced in small animals' bodies. We are trying to do the project on bigger animals."

He also said that the scientists are after "Producing animals which cannot produce liver genetically, and we can insert human stem cells into the animals' fetus to produce human liver."

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