Stem cell transplantation for spinal cord injury

April 16, 2013


Dr. Charles Tator, CM, MD, PhD, FRCSC FACS, made a special presentation at the Back to School Conference.

In this video, Dr Tator covers the following topics:

  • Why it has been extremely difficult to develop effective strategies to improve recovery after spinal cord injury
  • Neural or Non-Neural Cells – which are better for transplantation?
  • Endogenous vs. Exogenous (transplanted) Neural Stem Cells? — which source is better?
  • Developmental Age of the Transplanted Cells – Embryonic, Fetal, Neonatal, or Adult?-which is better?
  • If adult cells, what is best source of cells? Spinal Cord or Brain?

View PDF version of the presentation.

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