May 9, 2016
(Medscape) – Researchers have been looking for ways to transplant new cells into the gap. Stem cells look like good candidates. These immature cells can grow into many, if not all, of the tissues in the human body—including nerve cells. Not only could they form a bridge across the lesion, but they also may excrete factors that decrease the harmful inflammation. “A lot of people would agree that getting at what’s causing the problem is the way to treat it,” says Dr Wang. And recent reports are tantalizing.