AntiCancer Demonstrates That Human Hair Follicle Stem Cells Repair Nerves
Published: Jul 21, 2009
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Researchers led by a team at AntiCancer, Inc. have demonstrated that stem cells derived from human hair follicles can repair severed nerves in mice. After stem cells from the hair follicle are injected into the injured nerve they differentiate into Schwann cells which promote nerve growth allowing the nerve to rejoin. The repaired nerve regains function allowing the mouse to walk normally. This work was done in collaboration with Kitasato University School of Medicine in Sagamihara, Kanagawa in Japan.