The Canadian Press

2015-05-14 | Paralysis Stem Cells

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Researchers from Canada and Switzerland say a small group of paraplegics have felt some restored sensation after neural stem cells were transplanted into their spinal cords. The experimental injections have not restored patients' abilities to move their legs or other muscles below the site of their severe mid-back spinal cord injuries. But Toronto researcher Dr. Michael Fehlings (FAY'-lings) says there has been some improvement and the company and researchers will next test the injections on people with cervical cord injuries that are higher up the spine. (Fehlings says if quadriplegic patients could recover even some motor function, it might mean being able to move their upper arms and possibly even their hands.)

Date: 2015-05-14
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I am cautiously optimistic that when we translate this into patients with cervical injuries that we will see meaningful improvements and function >>