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Stem Cells Bring Back Feeling for Paralysed Patients 

 

 

Stem Cells Bring Back Feeling for Paralysed Patients

September 3, 2012 - (New Scientist) - "For the first time, people with broken spines have recovered feeling in previously paralysed areas after receiving injections of neural stem cells. Three people with paralysis received injections of 20 million neural stem cells directly into the injured region of their spinal cord. The cells, acquired from donated fetal brain tissue, were injected between four and eight months after the injuries happened. The patients also received a temporary course of immunosuppressive drugs to limit rejection of the cells."  Read Full Article

 

Posted on 6-Sep-12 by Toto, Brent
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