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    New findings could lead to improved treatment of spinal cord injuries

    We heard about this a few years back, is there something new here?


    New findings could lead to improved treatment of spinal cord injuries


    Washington, Nov 20 : University of Cambridge scientists have discovered the origin of a unique type of cell, which can support regeneration in the central nervous system.

    Their findings have raised the possibility of obtaining a more reliable source of these cells for use in cell transplantation therapy for spinal cord injuries.

    Olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs), ensheath and protect the nerve fibres in the olfactory nerve, which transmit olfactory (smell) information to the brain from receptor cells sitting in the lining of the nose.

    OECs can promote nerve repair when transplanted into the damaged spinal cord.


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    http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-88249.html

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    People working on OECs in Spain have been making more noise lately. I don't know if there's been really different results now comparing to the past, but i've noticed an "increase" of news in here lately.

    I wonder too, is there anything new?
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