Penn Dental Medicine Researchers Discover Potential Peripheral Nerve Injury Treatment

A group of researchers at Penn Dental Medicine led by Qunzhou Zhang conducted a recent study that can potentially be applied to help treat peripheral nerve injuries. In their research, the team used SIS stem cells derived from gingival tissue to treat transected facial nerve and sciatic nerve crush injuries in rats.

Their findings suggest that Schwann-like cells converted from GMSCs represent a promising source of supportive cells for regenerative therapy of peripheral nerve injuries, and that tubes made from SIS can help retain the cells at the site of injury for up to 14 weeks. Read more here.

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