Brain Regeneration: Transplanting Patients' Own Cells
Stroke is the world's second-leading cause of death. Survivors may suffer brain damage that causes severe impairments in motor, language or other abilities. Japanese doctors have spent years developing a treatment that regenerates the brain using the patient's own cells. Clinical trials are underway. A participant who had complete paralysis on one side of her body can now walk. The treatment takes stem cells from the patient's bone marrow and injects it directly into the brain.
This woman suffered complete paralysis on the right side of her body after a stroke
Stem cells taken from the woman's bone marrow were transplanted into her brain
This doctor overcame many challenges to be able to start a clinical trial
Stem cells are used to regenerate the brain