Bone marrow cells regenerate the brain after a stroke

R. Ibarra

Madrid

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Stroke patients may be able to reduce the size of the injury by using a bone marrow cell injection. The first results of a clinical trial conducted on 37 patients and published in “Stem Cells Translational Medicine” provide evidence that this therapy could potentially change the brain health of millions of stroke patients.

Researchers from the Institute for Stroke and Stroke Diseases at the University of Texas in Houston (USA) carried out their study in 37 patients between the ages of 18 and 80. “Almost 90 percent of patients with ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, have weakness or paralysis

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