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    Stem cell-based spinal cord therapy expanded to more patients

    By Bradley J. Fikes, Contact Reporter
    San Diego Union-Tribune, June 5, 2017


    An experimental therapy to repair spinal cord injury with stem cell-derived tissue is progressing smoothly, according to a leader of that trial who spoke at a conference on stem cell therapy.


    The Phase 1 safety trial is proceeding with no complications, said Dr. Joseph Ciacci, a University of California San Diego neurosurgeon. The trial is being conducted at the university?s Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. The conference was held last week at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla.


    With safety looking good, the green light has been given to treat more patients, Ciacci said. However, to produce effectiveness, more cells will need to be transplanted.

    For the rest of this article: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...605-story.html

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