It takes a lot of nerve: Scientists make cells to aid peripheral nerve repair

Peripheral nerve injuries, such as those resulting from neuropathies, physical trauma or surgery, are common and can cause partial or complete loss of nerve function and a reduced quality of life. Now, researchers are able to produce large quantities of specialized cells known as Schwann cells that could be used to help treat such injuries. This strategy offers great potential in cell-based therapies for peripheral nerve injuries, including spinal cord injuries. —> Read More