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Present, future; possible cure for bipolar disease

Posted by nancy on July 22, 1999, at 20:52:32

In reply to Re: Future treatments for emotional/mental illnesses, posted by cynthia on July 4, 1999, at 21:31:53

Yes! There is a potential cure for this disease: Neural stem cell transplantation. I'm waiting to be a human test subject. A member of HCF (Brad's email is;, and I, are conversing on this subject. He explained to me that, after the HCF conference, next year, there should be a place providing human neural tissue transplantations.

However, if you're going to wait for the "gene therapy", rather than the stem cell transplantation, you'll probably be waiting several more years just for the results of the Human Genome Project. It will be a few more years after discovering the chromosomes responsible for the complex disease, known as bipolar disorder, to be treated with a gene therapy technique. Another minor hitch in this therapy being immediately available, is the uncertainty of an appropriate vector, with which the transfected DNA may be introduced into the patient.

yadda, yadda, yadda...lots of work, brilliance and productive results in these two areas of neuroscience.

I've surfed through oceans of information...many, many resources on the net. I'll fish out the real catches-of-the-day and post them, if you like. Also, you are welcome to zap some email through the cable at me.

Hang Ten : )

> Jan,
> I heard about it on the Discovery Channel and Oprah. Supposidly, medicine will be cloning new livers and kidneys, etc., for people when they need them, and soon. These scientists all seemed very optimistic about the unlimited potential usages of this type of medicine. I was hoping someone else would know if this would or could be helpful for mental illnesses.
> Cynthia




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