Man Who Was Paralyzed Receives Experimental Treatment, Can Now Use Hands
|09/27/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
A man who was paralyzed from the neck down can now operate his wheelchair and hug his family.
Kristopher Boesen, who became paralyzed after a car crash, has become the first person in California to receive an experimental treatment made from stem cells, according to a release by Keck Medical Center at University of Southern California. It has allowed him to use his arms and hands once again.
The treatment is an injection that consists of 10 million AST-OPC1 cells, which are derived from embryonic stem cells. AST-OPC1 helps support the healthy functioning of nerve cells.
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