Study identifies cells for spinal-cor...

Study identifies cells for spinal-cord repair

There are 3 comments on the Physics Org story from Jul 20, 2008, titled Study identifies cells for spinal-cord repair. In it, Physics Org reports that:

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 ...

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brainandspinalco rd-org

Bringhurst, IN

#1 Jul 24, 2008
The trick will be to get the cells to stop becoming scarring cells, thereby causing more harm than good. We'll be following this study at our blog

Since: Feb 08

Troy, MI

#2 Jul 24, 2008
Exciting stuff. I assume that these ependymal cells ultimately arise from pluripotential ectoderm cells. What journal did this get published in?
brainandspinalco rd-org

Bringhurst, IN

#3 Aug 1, 2008
ependymal cells are found in the lining of the ventricles in the brain and spinal cord, rather than cells in the subventricular zone as biologists previously believed.

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