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Trial to assess stem cell stroke therapy

19th January 2009

Researchers in Glasgow are planning a new trial to find out if stem cells could be used in the treatment of patients who have suffered strokes.

Keith Muir, who is in charge of the trial at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow, said he was "very excited at the prospect of a genuine world's first".

He said: "If it works, as it has done in animal model systems, it may allow new nerve cells to grow or regeneration of existing cells and actual recovery of function in patients who would not otherwise be able to regain function." 

 

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