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Stroke patients improve after getting stem cells in study
San Diego Union-Tribune

Stroke patients who received genetically modified stem cells significantly recovered their mobility, according to a new study.

A team led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers injected the stem cells into the brains of 18 patients who had impaired motor function. Outcomes varied, but more than a third experienced significant benefit.

All patients in the Stanford-led study had had their strokes at least six months before the operation. That’s the cut-off point beyond which normal recovery from stroke typically levels off.

The study was published Thursday in the journal Stroke. It’s available online at j.mp/stanstemtrial.

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