Stem Cell Therapy Enables Spinal Regrowth

March 30, 2016

(Medical News Today) – Previous experiments using stem cells have led to degrees of functional recovery in rats following spinal cord injury, but none of the studies involved regeneration of corticospinal axons. Humans need corticospinal axons to carry out voluntary movement. It was thought that corticospinal neurons would have the internal mechanisms needed to allow for regeneration.

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