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Scientists at U-C San Diego say human stem cell injections appear to improve mobility and function in rats with spinal cord injuries.

Three days after their injury, the rats were injected with stem cells grafted from a human fetal spinal cord. The stem cells took root at the injury site and the rats had better positioning and control of their paws during walking tests and had fewer muscle spasms.

Researchers say the next step is to test these injections in humans with no motor or sensory function below their injury site.

-Study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego and published in 'Stem Cell Research & Therapy'

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