Friday, September 07, 2007

Calling 60 Minutes

Researchers in Toronto have used skin cells to treat rats with spinal cord injuries.
Injured rats injected with skin-derived stem cells regained mobility and had better walking co-ordination, according to the study published yesterday in the Journal of Neuroscience. The skin-derived stem cells, injected directly into the injured rats' spinal cords, were able to survive in their new location and set off a flurry of activity, helping to heal the cavity in the cord.
I wonder if this research will get it's own segment on 60 Minutes like Hans Keirstead's research on rodents with spinal cord injuries using embryonic stem cells.

Yeah, probably not.

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