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Stem cells injected into nerve guide tubes repair injured peripheral nerve

When autologous, skin-derived stem cells were transplanted within collagen nerve guide tubes aimed at bridging gaps in damaged nerves, into the upper arms of a patient who was suffering peripheral nerve damage, the procedure successfully led to the rescue of peripheral nerves. The procedure spared the patient with poly-injury to motor and sensory nerve damage from amputation of the upper arms and resulted in «suitable functional recovery.» Three year follow up revealed nerve regeneration.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/ctc…

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