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Progenitor Cells Can Have Protective Effect Against Brain Trauma

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May 17, 2001
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University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that by transplanting neural progenitor cells into rats with brain injuries they can restore brain function and lessen further brain damage. Their findings are the first to demonstrate the ability of progenitor cells, grown in culture, to restore cognitive and motor function while rescuing brain cells from the cumulative effects of traumatic brain injury.

(Philadelphia, PA) – University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that by transplanting neural progenitor cells into rats with brain injuries they can restore brain function and lessen further brain damage. Their findings are the first to demonstrate the ability of progenitor cells, grown in culture, to restore cognitive and motor function while rescuing brain cells from the cumulative effects of traumatic brain injury.


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