Chinese stem cell treatment that ‘helped woman in wheelchair walk again’ could offer hope to other spinal cord patients, says study

A cutting-edge stem cell treatment helped to regrow the nerves of patients with spinal cord injuries – in some cases helping patients whom doctors expected to spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair to walk again, according to new research.Professor Dai Jianwu, the lead scientist in the study carried out at the Chinese Academy of Science’s state laboratory of molecular developmental biology in Beijing, said the treatment would not fully restore mobility, but it could give patients a “good…