Study identifies cells for spinal-cord repair
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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#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 http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/
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#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?
#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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