Asterias Stem Cell Therapy Helps Paralyzed People in Small Study

  • All five patients show improved upper limb motor control
  • Company approved to start giving a larger dose to patients

Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc.’s experimental therapy derived from human embryonic stem cells appeared to help five out of five paralyzed patients regain some feeling and motor control in their arms, hands and fingers, according to an interim look at results from an early study.

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