Stem Cells for Spinal Cord Injuries: Medicine's Next Big Thing?

April 12, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Nearly 300,000 people in the U.S. are living with a spinal cord injury. Every year, 12,000 people are told they'll never walk again after an accident ... but what if one injection of stem cells could pump new movement and new hope into a paralyzed body? A scientist who has spent the past decade in the lab looking for a cure says a new treatment is within reach. If he's right, it could revolutionize the treatment of spinal cord injuries.