Spinal Patients Continue Remarkable Recovery After Stem Cell Injections, Company Says

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Spinal Patients Continue Remarkable Recovery After Stem Cell Injections, Company Says

Patients with spinal injuries have continued to heal long after they’ve received an initial injection of stem cells, according to data released Oct. 2 by the biotech company conducting a clinical trial on the treatment.

One year after six patients with severe spinal injuries were dosed with 10 million stem cells, four in the group have recovered at least two full motor levels of movement on at least one side of their bodies. That degree of improvement, based on the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury scale, is about twice the rate of recovery patients historically see, according to the company, Asterias Biotherapeutics of Fremont, California.


Original source of this content: https://ww2.kqed.org/futureofyou/2017/10/04/spinal-patients-continue-remarkable-recovery-after-stem-cell-injections-company-says/