Fat-derived stem cells show promise for spinal cord injuries

Neuroscience News April 2, 2024, 08:00 PM UTC

Summary: A phase 1 clinical trial by Mayo Clinic showed that stem cells from patients' fat improved sensation and movement in 7 out of 10 adults with spinal cord injuries. No serious side effects were reported, indicating the safety of fat-derived stem cells. This research challenges the belief that spinal cord injuries are irreparable, offering hope for innovative treatments. Larger trials are needed to assess efficacy further.

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