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health and science

Discovery could lead to new treatment for spinal cord damage

Published fredag 8 oktober 2010 kl 13.44

Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute have succeeded in showing how stem cells help repair damaged spinal cords in mice. News agency TT reports that the finding gives hope to people suffering from spinal cord damage.

The researchers discovered that a certain type of stem cell, called ependyma, is activated with the spinal cord is damaged.

TT reports that the question is now whether doctors will eventually be able to make use of this cell to help people recover from spinal cord damage.

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