Stem cells for spinal cord regeneration: Current status

@inproceedings{Sobani2010StemCF,
  title={Stem cells for spinal cord regeneration: Current status},
  author={Zain Ul Abedeen Sobani and Syed Mustafeel Aser Quadri and Syed Anther Enam},
  booktitle={Surgical neurology international},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Nearly 11,000 cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported in the United States annually. Current management options give a median survival time of 38 years; however, no rehabilitative measures are available. Stem cells have been under constant research given their ability to differentiate into neural cell lines replacing non functional tissue. Efforts have been made to establish new synapses and provide a conducive environment, by grafting cells from autologous and fetal sources… CONTINUE READING
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