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SPINAL CORD INJURY (SCI) STEM CELL TRIALS – JAPAN PLAYS “CATCH UP”

In ALL ARTICLES, CATCH UP!, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on February 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm

SPINAL CORD TWISTS & TURNS

SPINAL CORD TWISTS & TURNS

The Headlines -COMPILED BY ARBITER STAFF -Issue date: 2/9/09 Section: News -Media Credit: MCT CAMPUS

Lured by promise of stem cells, Americans head abroad for medical treatment

World

Stem cells improve damaged spines in mice

TOKYO – A team of researchers at Keio University has succeeded in improving spinal cord damage in mice by transplanting into them neural stem cells produced with human induced pluripotent stem cells, they said.

The transplant is the first of its kind in which a therapeutic effect of human iPS cells – which can be transformed into various types of cells – has been confirmed. The results of the study are expected to pave the way for a treatment for people with spinal cord injuries.

Spinal cord injuries often cause motor function loss in victims. It is generally accepted that motor function in the legs and other body parts cannot be recovered once the central nerve in the spinal cord has been cut.

via The Headlines – News.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY REPAIR STEM CELL (RSC) TREATMENT CENTERS IN THE WORLD WHO ARE TREATING SPINAL CORD INJURY WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

This info was found here on RSCI’s site:
http://repairstemcells.org/DiseaseTreated.php#D

RSCI is a patient advocate education center that connects patients with adult stem cell treatment centers around the world:
http://repairstemcells.org

These treatment centers have met or exceeded RSCI’s rigorous guidelines and standards:
http://repairstemcells.org/RepairStemCellStandards.php

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