Monday, August 22, 2011

Adult Stem Cell Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease

A company experimenting in adult stem cell treatment of degenerative disc disease has announced a successful phase 2 clinical trial. The procedure injects mesenchymal precursor cells into damaged intervertebral discs. The company reported that in the clinical trial the subject disc demonstrated reversal of the degenerative process, regrowth of disc cartilage, and sustained normalization of disc pathology, anatomy and function for at least six months.

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