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Turmeric compound boosts regeneration of brain stem cells

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ClinicalNews.Org

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25-Sep-2014

A bioactive compound found in turmeric promotes stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain, reveals new research published today in the open access journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy. The findings suggest aromatic turmerone could be a future drug candidate for treating neurological disorders, such as stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

The study looked at the effects of aromatic (ar-) turmerone on endogenous neutral stem cells (NSC), which are stem cells found within adult brains. NSC differentiate into neurons, and play an important role in self-repair and recovery of brain function in neurodegenerative diseases. Previous studies of ar-turmerone have shown that the compound can block activation of microglia cells. When activated, these cells cause neuroinflammation, which is associated with different neurological disorders. However, ar-turmerone’s impact on the brain’s capacity to self-repair was unknown.

Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Jülich, Germany, studied the…

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2 thoughts on “Turmeric compound boosts regeneration of brain stem cells

  1. Thanks for sharing this article. I Have done updates on tumeric research on this as well and turmeric Can help cure 526 different issues it seems.

    My wife uses it on our food daily when she remembers and Dr. Mercola Has a website that posts the latest updates About turmeric

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    • I’m glad it was helpful. I’ve been posting articles about turmeric on my blog because I also use turmeric in my daily cooking and I truly believe in it’s amazing health benefits.

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