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Treating Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuri...

   Traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are significant causes of mortality and neurological morbidity that impose extensive psychological and economic strain on patients and health care systems. According to the most recent statistical report of the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Centre (NSCISC) there are about 17,500 new cases of spinal cord injury each year […]

“i before E?”: The Battle...

  Cartoon: “National Spotlight,” Antara Rao.   A pluripotent stem cell is a cell that can 1) self-renew and 2) differentiate into any cell in the body. For decades, the only pluripotent cell scientists could study were embryonic stem cells (ESCs), derived—as the name suggests—from rejected embryos thrown out by in vitro fertilization clinics. Despite […]