Immune cells may prevent stem cell growth in spinal cord repair

Stem cells provide great hope for damaged spinal cords and brain injury- but it has not been clear on how the immune system may affect the regrowth. This new study aims to shed some light on how stem cells and the immune system interact in the repair of the spinal cord. This study suggests that whether or not the immune system hinders or helps transplanted stem cells to regrow lost tissue may be influenced by the presence of certain kinds of immune cells.

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Immune cells may prevent stem cell growth in spinal cord repair