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Stem cell therapy restores arm, hand movement for paralyzed man
 

Stem cell therapy restores arm, hand movement for paralyzed man

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A man left paralyzed from a spinal cord injury has regained movement in his arms and hands as a result of a novel stem cell treatment.
 
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9 Sep 2016 - General
 
Crafty innovation by doctors who used oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) to promote re-myelination of damaged nerves. This one is something unheard of before. I have one reservation about the case study though. The patient is 21-years old. Neuronal regeneration is definitely faster as compared to a middle-aged man with the same injury. It is interesting to see if this is transferrable to cases where age is a factor. Also, OPCs are good for restoring myelin sheaths. How about if there is axo...
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From being permanently paralyzed to being able to use ones arms and hands?? Wow! This is good news that it works well to Kris. Restoring that level of function could significantly improve the daily lives of patients with severe spinal injuries. As what this article said theres a huge improvement to the case of patient. This regenerative therapy will surely help alot of patients in the future. We hope that the procedure involved the injection of 10 million AST-OPC1 cells directly into the cervica...
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This is a huge breakthrough and a big step forward. This will be one of the most important turning points in the medical history I suppose. After the successful use of exoskeleton to regain mobility for those were thought permanently paralyzed due to severe spinal injuries, the success of stem cells to help in this field means a lot for so many patients and surely reviving their hopes to get better and overcome their disabilities. I believe it may be just matter of time before we witness more an...
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This is a huge breakthrough and a big step forward. This will be one of the most important turning points in the medical history I suppose. After the successful use of exoskeleton to regain mobility for those were thought permanently paralyzed due to severe spinal injuries, the success of stem cells to help in this field means a lot for so many patients and surely reviving their hopes to get better and overcome their disabilities. I believe it may be just matter of time before we witness more an...
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I am really astonished to go through the news that stem cell treatment is helpful in regaining the use of paralyzed arms and hands. The patient has got the worst car accident, therefore, suffered from severe trauma to cervical spines that result in neck-down paralysis. It was difficult for him to breathe without assistance. A clinical trial by medical directors of Biotherapeutics is carried out by injecting AST-OPC1 (cells derived from embryonic stem cells). This injection has reduced the size o...
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