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Americans for Cures produces animation about spinal cord injury

Americans for Cures produces animation about spinal cord injury

Kris Boesen and his father Rodney (Photo by Greg Iger)

This animation, produced by Americans for Cures, illustrates how stem cells are providing a better treatment for patients with spinal cord injury. Asterias Biotherapeutics launched a multi-center clinical trial to fix nerve damage in spinal cord injury using stem cells (AST-OPC1). Asterias recently reported that all of the patients in their clinical trial have shown improvements in their ability to move six months after treatment.

Kris Boesen, a trial patient being treated at USC, can now brush his teeth, feed himself, even text his girlfriend. Previously, he was paralyzed from the neck down.

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