Study: Spinal cord stem cells may repair nerve damage

07/22/2008 | Yahoo!

Scientists in the U.S. and Sweden found that ependymal cells -- stem cells that line the brain ventricles and the central column of the spinal cord -- can transform into different cell types upon injury. The findings may lead to the development of treatments that replicate the behavior of ependymal cells to repair injured nerve cells, the researchers said.

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