Medical Xpress: Cellular hitchhikers aid recovery from spinal cord injury

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

The healing effects of stem cells in spinal cord injury can be aided by their ability to hitch intercellular rides to specific anti-inflammatory cells called M2 macrophages, Yale researchers report. Yale University researchers had previously shown that mesenchymal stem cells harvested from bone marrow helped repair spinal cord injury in rats; however, many of the cells did not reach their target injury site. (January 8, 2018)

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