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01-29-2009, 08:05 PM
Study: Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats
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livescience.com – 2 hrs 43 mins ago AFP/File – Embryonic stem cells are pictured through a microscope viewfinder in a laboratory. US authorities have … Transplanted adult stem cells have been found to reverse paralysis associated with spinal cord injuries in lab rats, a new study finds.

The study, headed up by Miodrag Stojkovic, deputy director and head of the Cellular Reprogramming Laboratory at Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe in Spain, involved transplanting so-called progenitor stem cells from the lining of rats' spinal cords into rodents with serious spinal cord injuries.

The rats recovered significant motor activity one week after injury, Stojkovic and his co-authors wrote in the Jan. 27 early online edition of the journal Stem Cells.

Very cool! And with adult cells, no need to murder innocents.