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Iowa State researchers use graphene, electricity to change stem cells for nerve regrowth

AMES, Iowa – Researchers looking for ways to regenerate nerves can have a hard time obtaining key tools of their trade. Schwann cells are an example. They form sheaths around axons, the tail-like parts of nerve cells that carry electrical impulses. They promote regeneration of those axons. And they secrete substances that promote the health

Cell Therapy Trial for Paralysis Gets FDA OK

Thursday, August 2, 2012 By: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis received permission from the FDA to begin a Phase I clinical trial to evaluate the safety of transplanting human Schwann cells to treat patients with recent spinal cord injuries (SCIs). Found mainly in the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells