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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the U.K.

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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the U.K.

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Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the U.K.

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine in the U.K.

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A long-awaited report of research in which rats with damaged spinal cords were able to regain some use of their limbs was published this week in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neuroscience. However, the study found that the approach does not seem to be applicable to patients with chronic injuries. We'll talk about the work and its implications for rebuilding a damaged nervous system.

Guests:

Professor Dame Julia Polak, director, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centre, Imperial College London