Patients’ own stem cells offer a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury –

Stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat offer a step toward improving -; not just stabilizing – motor and sensory function of people with spinal cord injuries, according to early research from Mayo Clinic.

A clinical trial enrolled 10 adults to treat paralysis from traumatic spinal cord injury. After stem cell injection, the first patient demonstrated improvement in motor and sensory functions, and had no significant adverse effects, according to a case report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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