Stem Cell Transplantation in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Animal Studies
From http://www.plosbiology.org – January 6, 7:09 AM
Spinal cord injury is an important cause of disability in young adults, and stem cells have been proposed as a possible treatment. Here we systematically assess the evidence in the scientific literature for the effectiveness of stem-cell–based therapies in animal models of spinal cord injury.
Ella Buzhor\’s insight:
The comparison between multiple allogeneic stem cell treatments revealed improved both motor and sensory function in SCI animal models. Differentiation prior to implantation and IV route of cell administration yielded better outcomes.