Scientists have found a way to treat spinal cord injuries
Scientists break early barrier to treating spinal cord injuries
Researchers at the University of California report that they were able to create spinal cord nerve cells from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs). They can be used to treat spinal cord injuries and various disorders of its work..
Biologists have shown that hPSCs differentiate into a diverse population of cells that can spread throughout the spinal cord and survive for long periods of time. The opening allows implantation of all types of progenitor cells of each department. They promote regeneration after injury, including corticospan axons, which are extremely important for human motor function..
Electron micrograph of a cultured human neuron from induced pluripotent stem cells
So far, tests have been performed on rats that have experienced functional recovery after implantation. The researchers say there were many long axons at the insertion sites, forming the target structures..
Although there is still a lot of work to be done before testing hPSCs in humans for 3–5 years. First, you need to determine that stem cells are safe in the long term, conduct tests in primates and prove their effectiveness..
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text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: Gaia image / Science photo library / The John A. Hartford Foundation, Mark Ellisman and Thomas Deerinck / National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research,