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Study Using Human Fetal Tissue Transplants Suggests Potential For Spinal Cord Repair

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September 11, 2001
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Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center
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A preliminary report of fetal spinal cord tissue transplantation in two patients suggests that the procedure is both feasible and safe in humans, setting the stage for future research seeking better treatments for spinal cord injuries. The results, part of a four-year study, are included in two papers in the September issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma.

A preliminary report of fetal spinal cord tissue transplantation in two patients suggests that the procedure is both feasible and safe in humans, setting the stage for future research seeking better treatments for spinal cord injuries. The results, part of a four-year study, are included in two papers in the September issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma.


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Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. (2001, September 11). Study Using Human Fetal Tissue Transplants Suggests Potential For Spinal Cord Repair. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010911072608.htm
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. "Study Using Human Fetal Tissue Transplants Suggests Potential For Spinal Cord Repair." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/09/010911072608.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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