CLINICAL TRIAL OFFERS HOPE TO RESTORE LIMB FUNCTION IN MAN WITH COMPLETE CERVICAL SPINAL CORD INJURY

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CLINICAL TRIAL OFFERS HOPE TO RESTORE LIMB FUNCTION IN MAN WITH COMPLETE CERVICAL SPINAL CORD INJURY

Physicians at Rush University Medical Center became the first in Illinois to inject AST-OPC1 (oligodendrocyte progenitor cells), an experimental treatment, into the damaged cervical spine of a recently paralyzed man as part of a multicenter clinical trial.

Dr. Richard G. Fessler, professor of neurological surgery at Rush University Medical Center, is principal investigator for the Phase 1/2a, multicenter clinical trial involving AST-OPC1 at Rush, one of six centers in the country currently studying this new approach.


Original source of this content: http://www.newswise.com/articles/clinical-trial-offers-hope-to-restore-limb-function-in-man-with-complete-cervical-spinal-cord-injury