Spinal Cord Injury and Stem Cell Therapy

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By Lita Tomas. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Our guest this week is Jennifer Kraft. Jenny suffered a spinal cord injury in a bicycling accident which left her paralyzed. Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in loss of nervous tissue and consequently loss of motor and sensory function. There is no treatment available that restores the injury-induced loss of function to a degree that an independent life can be guaranteed. Transplantation of stem cells or progenitors may support spinal cord repair. (https://bit.ly/2VBV9rC)

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