Animal Research Minute – New Research into Spinal Cord Injuries
Could new research help people living with spinal cord injuries?
Well, KARE 11 reports that revolutionary new research at the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute holds promise for people living with paralysis. Researchers there are taking adult skin cells, which they convert into stem cells. Those stem cells then turn into cells that have the potential to restore nerve function in mice with spinal cord injuries. If successful in mice, this technique could one day mean that people with spinal cord injuries could regain lost function.