A ray of light for stroke patients

New research has shown human cells discarded after birth can actually be used to treat stroke patients and help them recover.

Astril Andrades with more.

La Trobe University’s Professor Sobey says, the injected cells travel to the affected area of the brain reducing nerve cell death. They don’t require any treatment before being used.

“Even if it’s too late to stop the inflammation they seem to have a very strong effect to improve long-term functional outcome.”

Professor Sobey is really excited about finding a real feasible treatment that can be given to so many stroke patients.

Astril Andrades reporting for Upstart Live.