PARALYZED PATIENT

Upper Body Movement for Paralyzed Patient Restored, Part of Groundbreaking Clinical Trial

The Ideapod blog (thepowerofideas.ideapod.com) recently published an article on a groundbreaking clinical trial that restored movement for a patient who was previously paralyzed.

According to Ideapod, the patient was given a dose of embryonic cells (injected into his spine) that had been converted by researchers into brain and spinal cells.

As a result, the patient regained mobility in two levels of his spine.

This experimental treatment is part of ongoing research efforts by USC, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, and Asterias Biotherapeutics, and has the potential to completely change the way orthopedists and neurosurgeons treat paralysis.

For the full article from the Ideapod blog, click here:

http://thepowerofideas.ideapod.com/first-paralyzed-human-regains-upper-body-movement-treated-stem-cells/

 

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