Stem cell injection technique does well in animal study

02/6/2012 | Medical News Today

In a study, injecting stem cells through the carotid artery allowed the cells to go directly into the brain and improved the functional recovery in rats with induced traumatic brain injury. Researchers employed an in vivo optical imaging method to monitor the stem cells after injection. The combined technique presents a new way of treating traumatic brain injuries using stem cells, according to the study published in the journal Neurosurgery.

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