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Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats

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Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats

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Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats

Stem Cells Reverse Paralysis in Rats

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Scientists at Johns Hopkins University reverse nerve damage in rats using a kind of human embryonic stem cell. Following the treatment, some of the previously partially paralyzed rats were able to walk again. The research appears in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. NPR's Joe Palca reports.