Iran is on par with advanced countries in terms of research in neurological diseases, said a.
Masoud Nabavi, member of board of directors of Iranian Neurological
Association, added that the country is a pioneer
in using stem cells to treat neurological ailments.
Iran’s stem cell project kicked off in 2010 and currently, the larger part of the researches in this field are undergoing clinical tests, he added.
The Iranian physician stated that some of the
results of the tests are expected to be available next Iranian-calendar year.
Nabavi said at present the institute has launched a joint committee with Royan Institute is involved in several research works including those on MS and ALS.
He also said that Iran is working with pioneering countries in the field of neurological diseases.
Nabavi further stated that Iran has cooperated with Canada and several European countries on stroke and neuromuscular cases.
"Iranian neurology specialists are known around the world,” he said.
Many patients come to Iran from
Persian Gulf states and Central Asia each year for diagnosis and treatment of
neurological injuries, he noted.