Work towards finding the right stem cell for SCI therapy

I recently read a wonderful paper published in Nature addressing a stem cell experiment  for spinal cord injury.  This paper is very scientifically detailed, but they show the need for having the right age and origin of stem cell to propagate for making a relay to integrate into the spared circuits.   Don’t let the mention of the DREADD approach intimidate you from tackling this publication and understanding the premise of it’s content.  In order to test the cell relay function, they silenced the electrical activity using a DREADD receptor.  This was an amazing set of experiments that moves us one step closer.  (cp)

Nature Communications volume 9, Article number: 3419 (2018)

Human neuroepithelial stem cell regional specificity enables spinal cord repair through a relay circuit

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