A detailed analysis of 13 case histories has found intravenous injections of stem cells lead to substantial motor function improvements in patients suffering spinal cord injury. The research also suggests the novel therapy is safe, with no major adverse events recorded, but larger clinical trials are needed to further affirm efficacy.
A number of different stem cell therapies targeting spinal cord injuries have been developed in recent years. Many animal tests have suggested these therapies could help repair damaged spinal cords, however, it is still early days for testing safety and efficacy in humans.
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