MIT identifies cells for spinal-cord repair
Could lead to nonsurgical treatment for injuries
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A researcher at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has pinpointed stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead to a new, non-surgical treatment for debilitating spinal-cord injuries.
The work, reported in the July issue of the journal PLoS (Public Library of ...