New cell therapy restores movement in people with paralyzing spinal cord injuries

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New cell therapy restores movement in people with paralyzing spinal cord injuries

Four of six people with paralyzing spinal cord injuries who were treated with a new cell therapy have recovered two or more motor levels on at least one side, new study results show.

This 67 percent recovery rate is more than double the rates of recovery seen in both matched historical controls and published data in a similar population. Each of the six participants in the study had lost all motor function below the location of the spinal injury.

They each received a surgical injection of 10 million of the cells being studied. Asterias Biotherapeutics, the biotechnology company that manufactures the cell therapy, reported the 12-month results of the study Oct. 2.


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