Recent therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury treatment: possible role of stem cells

  title={Recent therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury treatment: possible role of stem cells},
  author={Diego Garbossa and Marina M Boido and Marco Fontanella and Chiara Fronda and Alessandro Ducati and Alessandro Vercelli},
  journal={Neurosurgical Review},
Spinal cord injury (SCI) often results in significant dysfunction and disability. A series of treatments have been proposed to prevent and overcome the formation of the glial scar and inhibitory factors to axon regrowth. In the last decade, cell therapy has emerged as a new tool for several diseases of the nervous system. Stem cells act as minipumps providing trophic and immunomodulatory factors to enhance axonal growth, to modulate the environment, and to reduce neuroinflammation. This… CONTINUE READING
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