Promising New Research:
Modified Stem Cells Reduce Spinal Cord Injury Damage

September 5, 2023

Modified human stem cells may provide a new avenue for repairing damaged spinal cord nerves according to recently published research from two Universities in Hong Kong.

By transplanting human neural stem cells with a 50% reduced response to the gene SOX9, researchers were able to increase reconstruction of neural circuits which dramatically improved movement in  severely spinal-cord-injured rats.

Though the initial study was limited to rats, it opens a promising path for modifying the human stem cells that naturally occur after an injury, thereby reducing and even mending spinal cord damage. It may lead to a new treatment direction for repairing damaged spinal cords after further study.

To read more about stem cell researchers and their findings click here.




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