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    Researchers Focus On Human Cells For Spinal Cord Injury Repair

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    Funding: This work was supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health [grant numbers RO1-NS046442, RO1-NS42820]; and the CareCure SCI community. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


    nice nice let's keep it up.





    Researchers Focus On Human Cells For Spinal Cord Injury Repair
    Academic Journal
    Main Category: Stem Cell Research
    Also Included In: Back Pain; Neurology / Neuroscience
    Article Date: 02 Mar 2011 - 14:00 PST

    For the first time, scientists discovered that a specific type of human cell, generated from stem cells and transplanted into spinal cord injured rats, provide tremendous benefit, not only repairing damage to the nervous system but helping the animals regain locomotor function as well.

    The study, published today in the journal PLoS ONE, focuses on human astrocytes - the major support cells in the central nervous system - and indicates that transplantation of these cells represents a potential new avenue for the treatment of spinal cord injuries and other central nervous system disorders.

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    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/217923.php
    Last edited by manouli; 03-02-2011 at 08:53 PM.

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    Spinal Cord Injury: Human Cells Derived from Stem Cells Restore Movement in Animal Models
    ScienceDaily (Mar. 2, 2011) — For the first time, scientists discovered that a specific type of human cell, generated from stem cells and transplanted into spinal cord injured rats, provide tremendous benefit, not only repairing damage to the nervous system but helping the animals regain locomotor function as well.




    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0302171316.htm

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    manouli, looks like something we can get excited about. It's coming

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