Wednesday October 18th 2017

Researchers show stem cells from muscle can repair nerve damage after injury

Stem cells derived from human muscle tissue were able to repair nerve damage and restore function in an animal model of sciatic nerve injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggest that cell therapy of certain nerve diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, might one day be feasible.

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Researchers show stem cells from muscle can repair nerve damage after injury

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