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A three-dimensional, reconstructed magnetic resonance image (upper) shows a cavity caused by a spinal injury nearly filled with grafted neural stem cells, colored green. The lower image depicts neuronal outgrowth from transplanted human neurons (green) and development of putative contacts (yellow dots) with host neurons (blue).

A new study has found that a single injection of human neural stem cells produced neuronal regeneration and improvement of function and mobility in rats impaired by an acute spinal cord injury (SCI).
The human stem cells appeared to vigorously take root at the injury site and produced an array of therapeutic benefits.

A 3-D, reconstructed MRI (upper image) shows a cavity caused by a spinal injury nearly filled with grafted neural stem cells (green). The lower image depicts neuronal outgrowth from transplanted human neurons (green) and development of putative contacts (yellow dots) with host neurons (blue).

Read more: http://bit.ly/16mQaOH
Image credit: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Journal article: Amelioration of motor/sensory dysfunction and spasticity in a rat model of acute lumbar spinal cord injury by human neural stem cell transplantation. Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 2013 DOI: 10.1186/scrt209

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