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Hope for Victims of Spinal Injuries

Monday, February 27, 2006 - Stem Cell Guru

An Irish company, Remedi, which specilaises in exploring ways in which adult stem cells can be used in the fields of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

A recent report in the Irish Times newspaper highlighted the current research into treatment of spinal cord injuries using a method in which the spinal cord's nerves are encouraged to re-grow along temporary, hollow 'scaffolds' which have been implanted with the patient's stem cells. Over time millions of new nerves form and the scaffolds biodegrade harmlessly. The report is a very interesting read as it highlights the scope of treatments that adult stem cells may one may be able to be used for.

It's still very early days but these researchers are providing some hope that in aound 10 years this treatment will be ready to be trialed on humans.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any accident which results in jury should be treated seriously and the recipient should always be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible. In particular if people suffer injuries to the head or brain they should immediately to a professional and also if someone suffers a spinal injury they should be careful as this can result in serious injuries in the long term. If you or someone you know receives a spinal cord injury they should see a doctor immediately!!

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