Special nerve cells could be key to treating spinal injuries


<p>IBy Roger Highfield, Science Editor- Scientists have found a way to make a kind of cells called astrocytes from embryonic stem cells.&nbsp; Image of adult astrocytes found in untreated adult spinal cord scar tissue.&nbsp; Tests showed that they can coax 40 per cent of severed nerve fibres to regrow in around a week in rats with spinal injuries, restoring the animals’ ability to move freely…</p>